Travel guide

Stern-Gottfried, J., Rein, G. and Torero, J. (2009) Travel guide. Fire Risk Management, Nov: 12-16.

Author Stern-Gottfried, J.
Rein, G.
Torero, J.
Title Travel guide
Journal name Fire Risk Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1757-1324
Publication date 2009-11
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Issue Nov
Start page 12
End page 16
Total pages 5
Place of publication Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos, United Kingdom
Publisher The Institution of Fire Engineers
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Abstract The concept of 'traveling fires' in large enclosures, which assist with structural fire analysis, is discussed. These fires represent a new understanding of fire behavior in modern building layouts. Fire scenarios currently used for the structural fire design of modern buildings are based on traditional methods that come from the extrapolation of existing fire test data. This test geometry allows for good mixing of the fire gases and thus for a uniform temperature distribution throughout the compartment. The standard fire came from collating various fire tests into one idealized curve. A traveling fire can therefore inflict the structure with elevated temperatures for longer durations. The traditional design methods for thermal inputs for structural analysis are known to be valid for small enclosures.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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