Full-Scale Fire Tests to Validate NRC's Fire Growth Model - Open Office Arrangement

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20338252
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. IRC-IR-717
Physical description77 p.
AbstractThe objectives of these tests were to determine whether a simple fuel geometry can conservatively represent real furniture for fire risk assessment and to verify NRC's fire growth submodel for office buildings. The tests were conducted using both office furniture and wood cribs and measured the temperature, heat release rate, mass flow rate and concentrations of combustion gases. This was done using an open office arrangement. The results are compared to determine how well wood cribs conservatively representedtypical office furniture. The results will be used later to validate the FiRECAM fire growth submodel which uses wood cribs as the representative fuel.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-7041
NPARC number20338252
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Record created2012-07-19
Record modified2017-06-14
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