Applicability of temperature predicting models to building elements exposed to room fires

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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of Applied Fire Science
ISSN1044-4300
Volume4
Issue2
Pages8393; # of pages: 11
SubjectFire; Performance of:; Feu
AbstractThe validity of mathematical models for the prediction of temperatures attained in a clay brick wall and a protected steel column is examined. For this purpose, test specimens consisting of a clay brick wall and a square hollow steel column, protected with vermiculite board, were exposed to fire in two full scale room burns and the temperatures measured in the specimens. Using existing mathematical models and published thermal properties of the materials of which the test specimens were composed, the temperatures in the specimens were calculated. A comparison between measured and calculated temperatures showed that it is possible to predict the temperatures of the test specimens with relatively high accuracy, in spite of the large temperature fluctuations that occurred during the room burns.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierIRC-P-3766
NRC number37919
5285
NPARC number20375250
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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