Fire and smoke control in road tunnels - a case study

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Proceedings titleASHRAE Transactions
ConferenceASHRAE 2008 Annual Meeting: 21 June 2008, Salt Lake City, Utah
Issuept. 2
Pages19; # of pages: 9
Subjecttunnels, fires, emergency ventilation, fire and smoke control, and visibility; Tunnels
AbstractThis project evaluated the effectiveness of ventilation strategies to control fire and smoke spread for a road tunnel. The original strategy was developed at the time of the tunnel design (1964) but was revised following a recent fire. The scientific-based validation of the strategy included both numerical and experimental studies. The numerical study used the Fire Dynamic Simulator model to investigate smoke ventilation in tunnels. The experimental study provided the necessary initial and boundary conditions for the Computational Fluid Dynamics model. The results include recommendations for improving the safety of the tunnel.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number50543
NPARC number20377915
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