FIERAsystem Radiation to Adjacent Buildings Model (RABM): Theory Report

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction; Volume 189
Physical description11 p.
SubjectRisk/cost assessment
AbstractTo evaluate fire protection systems in light industrial buildings, a new computer model is being developed. This model, whose current focus is aircraft hangars and warehouses, is based on a framework that allows designers to establish objectives, select fire scenarios that may occur in the building and evaluate the impact of each of the selected scenarios on life safety, property protection and business interruption. The new computer model is called FIERAsystem [1], which stands for Fire Evaluation and Risk Assessment system. FIERAsystem uses time-dependent deterministic and probabilistic models to evaluate the impact of selected fire scenarios on life, property and business interruption. The main FIERAsystem sub-models calculate fire development, smoke movement through a building, time of failure of building elements and occupant response and evacuation. In addition, there are sub-models dealing with the effectiveness of fire suppression systems and the response of fire departments.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number16876
NPARC number20377064
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-10-03
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