How design fires can be used in fire hazard analysis

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ConferenceProceedings of the 5th Fire Risk and Hazard Assessment Research Application Symposium: 28 June 2000, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Pages316327; # 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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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number44214
NPARC number20386126
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