Design fires for road tunnels safety design

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Proceedings titleASHRAE Transactions
Series titleASHRAE Transactions
ConferenceASHRAE Annual Meeting: 21 January 2012, Chicago, Illinois
Pages636643; # of pages: 8
SubjectDesign fires/Fire modeling
AbstractDesign fires are an intrinsic part in designing tunnels for fires. They provide, quantitatively, the fire characteristics that are used to establish the sizing of equipment in tunnels and the scenarios to consider when developing emergency response plans. They are also used, indirectly, when considering the impact of fires on the structure. As such, design fires form the base input for emergency ventilation, evacuation, and structural design analyses. A design fire is generally defined in terms of heat release rate, and species output as functions of time. This paper summarizes efforts to develop a set of design fire curves as a useful tool for road tunnel fire risk assessment.
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PublisherAmerican Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number54573
NPARC number20373743
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