Design fire experiments for commercial premises

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/0734904109104549
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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of Fire Sciences
Volume27
Pages369403; # of pages: 35
SubjectDesign fires/Fire modeling
AbstractTwo series of experiments were conducted to determine the burning characteristics of different fuel packages, in both pre- and post-flashover fires, to develop data to characterize design fires for commercial premises. These fuel packages represented fuel loads determined from the survey of commercial buildings. Results suggest substantial differences in the burning characteristics of different stores. In this article, the description of the recommended design fires includes: (1) types of combustibles, (2) fire load density (MJ/m2), (3) fire growth rate, and (4) yields of CO and CO2.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number51383
20482
NPARC number20330178
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Record created2012-07-18
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