How design fires can be used in fire hazard analysis

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1023/A:1019830015147
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TypeArticle
Journal titleFire Technology
Volume38
IssueJuly 3
Pages231242; # of pages: 12
SubjectDesign fires/Fire modeling; Fire
AbstractMany countries have introduced, or are planning to introduce in the near future, performance/objective-based codes. In a performance/objective-based code, the level of safety provided to the occupants in a building by a particular fire safety design will be assessed by the use of engineering analysis of fire development and occupant evacuation. Central to this performance-based approach is the use of suitable design fires that can characterize typical fire growth in a fire compartment. This paper gives a description of how such design fires can help analyze fire hazards to the occupants of a building as a result of fire development, smoke movement, and occupant response and evacuation.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number44511
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NPARC number20378799
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