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26-11-2021 Open Access

The Effect of Accelerated Ageing on Reaction-to-Fire Properties–Composite Materials

As material age, the durability, strength, and other mechanical properties are impacted. The lifespan of a material generally decreases when exposed to weathering conditions such as wind, temperature, humidity, and light. It is important to have …


Performance of Foam Agents on Pool Fires at High Altitudes

The physical and chemical properties of foams change based on atmospheric pressure, so estimating the effect of pressure on the efficiency of foamite has important implications for extinguishing fires in high-altitude regions like the plateau in …


Experimental and Theoretical Studies of the Effects of Fire Location on the Smoke Temperature Distribution in a Branched Tunnel

Most previous work concentrated on the thermal smoke temperature distribution in traditional single tunnel fires. However, few investigations have studied the effects of branch tunnel and longitudinal fire source location on thermal smoke …


Experimental and Numerical Study of Flame Spread Over Bed of Pine Needles

For the first time, on the basis of a systematic experimental study of the propagation of a model ground fire over pine needles bed at a low wind speed (in the range of 0.1 m/s—0.4 m/s), in which there have been no measurements reported so far, a …


The Interference from Typical Tire Combustion Products on Gasoline Identification in Forensic Fire Investigations

Rubber is prone to introduce matrix interference on gasoline identifications due to its petrochemical origin. As a typical rubber product, automobile tire is also commonly extracted physical evidence in automobile fire scenes. On account of the …

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Fire Technology publishes original contributions, both theoretical and empirical, that contribute to the solution of problems in fire safety science and engineering. It is the leading journal in the field, publishing applied research dealing with the full range of actual and potential fire hazards facing humans and the environment. It covers the entire domain of fire safety science and engineering problems relevant in industrial, operational, cultural, and environmental applications, including modeling, testing, detection, suppression, human behavior, wildfires, structures, and risk analysis.

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