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Document ID (ISN)77137
CIS number 01-1187
ISSN - Serial title 1262-4055 - Préventique-Sécurité
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Curtat C.
Title Using physical models for evaluating fire hazards
Original title Utilisation de modèles physiques pour l'évaluation des dangers du feu [in French]
Bibliographic information May-June 1999, No.45, p.53-60. Illus.
Internet access 01-1187.pdf [in French]
Abstract This article describes an engineering approach based on a series of models and computer software enabling the implementation of fire hazard safety measures in a building, taking into account the activities that take place within it. Contents include: physical modelling of fire; application of fire simulation tools to safety; quantification of thermal and chemical hazards of fire; example of the calculation of thermal radiation near large open flames.
Descriptors (primary) safety engineering; hazard evaluation; fire
Descriptors (secondary) toxic substances; chemical hazards; radiant heat; mathematical models; computer programme; mathematical simulation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires
Risk evaluation