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Document ID (ISN)23771
CIS number 75-1524
ISSN - Serial title Journal of Fire and Flammability
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smith E.E.
Title Model for evaluating fire hazard.
Bibliographic information 5 July 1974, Vol.5, No.3, p.179-189. Illus. 1 ref.
Abstract A simple fire sytem model is described that may be used to estimate fire hazards produced by materials or products. The model is based on the use of release rate data for heat, smoke, and toxic gases for the materials in the system. Basic fire model conditions are discussed, and the calculation procedure for heat, smoke and toxic gas concentrations is developed. Diagrams show the heat release and heat flux, air temperature, visibility, HCl and CO concentrations in latex foam and cotton batting fires.
Descriptors (primary) fire hazards; fire research; mathematical models; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) fire behaviour; flammability testing; description of technique; mathematical analysis; prediction; pyrolysis products
Document type -
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Fires
Risk evaluation