|Document ID (ISN)||57690|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0735-6331 - Journal of Applied Fire Science
|Convention or series no.
||Design of buildings against fire spread (A review)
||1990-91, Vol.1, No.1, p.65-81. Illus. 28 ref.
||Although the spread of fire in buildings takes place mostly by convection, conventional fire protection measures concentrate on the prevention of spread by destruction. This paper considers that the building code approach to the provision of safety by fire resistant compartmentation is of little value and reviews a number of more recent approaches. It is shown that the normalised heat load is a true quantifier of the fire's potential for spread by destruction and provides a sound basis for the assessment of fire resistance requirements. The design to counter the convective spread of fires is based mainly on common-sense considerations.
||buildings; fire spread limitation; fire resisting structures
||fire behaviour; convection heat; mathematical analysis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards