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Qualitative Assessment of Fire Hazard Posed by Laminated Glass Balcony Balustrades on Fire Spread

A qualitative assessment of fire hazard posed by laminated glass balcony balustrades was carried out through an in-depth analysis of empirical evidence from six (6) past balcony fires with glass balustrades to deduce the type of glass used and …


Validity of Methods for Analytically Solving the Governing Equation of Smoke Filling in Enclosures with Floor Leaks and Growing Fires

The main objective of this paper is to evaluate the validity of the existing methods for analytically solving the governing equation of smoke filling in enclosures with floor leaks and growing fires. Since the complete form of the governing …


Near-Field Radiant Heat Flux from Open-Air Gasoline and Diesel Pool Fires: Modified Point Source and Discretized Solid Flame Models

This paper proposes novel modifications to existing solid flame and point source models to better predict the spatial contour of near-field, steady-state radiant heat flux from large circular pool fires (with diameters ranging from 1 m to 20 m) …


A Thoroughgoing Study on Engineering Properties of High Strength Concrete at Elevated Temperatures

Using high strength concrete, instead of the conventional one, has been increasingly growing in popularity over recent years. However, the safety concerns associated with their fire performance, resulting from higher density, can call its …

10.02.2021 Open Access

Heat Release Rate Characterization of NFPA 1403 Compliant Training Fuels

When using solid fuels for live fire training, NFPA 1403: Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions requires that the materials be wood based. While the standard offers guidance on the type of fuels that are permissible for use in training, it …

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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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