Design to cope with fully developed fires

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Journal titleASTM Special Technical Publication
Pages198276; # of pages: 79
Subjectfire resistance; fire spread; fire safety; safety engineering; fire compartments; smoke controls; active and passive defense; air flow factor; calculation of fire resistance; characterization of fires; compartmentation; compartment ventilation; composite slabs; concrete constructions; convective fire spread; creep concept; critical air flow; critical temperature; dividing elements; effect of moisture; estimation of fire resistance; examples of safety design; fire duration; fire drainage; fire load; fire load concept; fire resistance; fire resistance allotment; fire severity parameters; Fire
AbstractSince 80-90 percent of the combustible contents of building compartments are consumed during the period of fully developed fire, the conditions that are expected to prevail during this period should be given special attention in the design of buildings for fire safety, primarily to lessen the danger of spread of fire and smoke beyond the confines of the fire compartment. The characteristics of compartment fires and the mechanisms by which fire and smoke spread through a building are discussed in detail.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number17644
NPARC number20378631
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Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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