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Document ID (ISN)57690
CIS number 92-596
ISSN - Serial title 0735-6331 - Journal of Applied Fire Science
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Harmathy T.Z.
Title Design of buildings against fire spread (A review)
Bibliographic information 1990-91, Vol.1, No.1, p.65-81. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) buildings; fire spread limitation; fire resisting structures
Descriptors (secondary) fire behaviour; convection heat; mathematical analysis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Fires