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Document ID (ISN)57055
CIS number 91-1984
ISSN - Serial title 0015-2684 - Fire Technology
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smith R.L.
Title EXPOSURE: an expert system fire code
Bibliographic information May 1991, Vol.27, No.2, p.145-159. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract This paper describes a computer program, EXPOSURE, developed to address the problem of preventing the spread of fire between buildings. EXPOSURE is an expert system version of NFPA 80A (Recommended practice for protection of buildings from exterior fire exposures), but expands the class of users to include non-fire safety professionals. The results of applying NFPA 80A and EXPOSURE to the same buildings are compared, and the implications of this work for the development of automated fire codes are discussed. Results indicate that significant cost savings and improved safety can be realised by using expert system fire codes such as EXPOSURE.
Descriptors (primary) buildings; fire spread limitation; fire prevention
Descriptors (secondary) USA; flame spread; radiant heat; comment on standard; computer programme
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires