The normalized heat load concept and its use

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/0379-7112(87)90017-8
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TypeArticle
Journal titleFire Safety Journal
ISSN0379-7112
Volume12
Issue1
Pages7581; # of pages: 7
Subjectnormalized heat load; fire tests; fire performance; fires; test fires; finite thickness; material properties - non- constancy; non-one-dimensional heat flow; Performance of:
AbstractThe utility of the normalized heat load in comparing the performance of a given construction in real-world and test fires is examined. It is shown that the concept is valid regardless of the dimensions and geometry of the construction, and argued that the errors arising from the non-ideal behaviour of building materials at elevated temperatures are likely to cancel out in a comparison.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierIRC-P-1474
NRC number28005
1976
NPARC number20377647
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