Characterisation of Dalmarnock fire Test One

Abecassis-Empis, C., Reszka, P., Steinhaus, T., Cowlard, A., Biteau, H., Welch, S., Rein, G. and Torero, J. L. (2008) Characterisation of Dalmarnock fire Test One. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 32 7: 1334-1343. doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2007.11.006

Author Abecassis-Empis, C.
Reszka, P.
Steinhaus, T.
Cowlard, A.
Biteau, H.
Welch, S.
Rein, G.
Torero, J. L.
Title Characterisation of Dalmarnock fire Test One
Journal name Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0894-1777
Publication date 2008
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2007.11.006
Open Access Status
Volume 32
Issue 7
Start page 1334
End page 1343
Total pages 10
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA United States
Publisher Elsevier Inc.
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 1507 Transportation and Freight Services
2210 Mechanical Engineering
Abstract The Dalmarnock tests comprise a set of fire experiments conducted in a real high-rise building in July 2006. The two main tests took place in identical flats, Test One allowing the fire to develop freely to post-flashover conditions while Test Two incorporated sensor-informed ventilation management. The test compartments were furnished with regular living room/office items and fully instrumented with high sensor densities. The furniture and objects acting as fuel were arranged to provide conditions that favour repeatability. A full description of the set up of the tests, including fire monitoring sensors, is provided. Focus is on the larger Test One fire for which the major events are reported together with a thorough characterisation of the fire using sensor information. The main aim of the experiments was to collect a comprehensive set of data from a realistic fire scenario that had a resolution compatible with the output of field models. The characterisation of Test One provides a platform with potential for analytical and computational fire model validation.
Keyword Dalmarnock
Large scale tests
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
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