Distribution Analysis of the Fire Severity Characteristics of Single Passenger Road Vehicles Using Heat Release Rate Data

Report Date: April 2013

Fires in passenger vehicles have the potential to impact life safety and property protection. This paper presents the fire severity characteristics of single passenger vehicle fires using experimental data collated from literature. Analysis of the data shows that the total energy released and the time to peak rate of heat release are generally directly proportional to curb weight.

Applications
Organization

There are no known applications at this time.

Do you know of an instance that this report was applied to?

Powered by ChronoForms - ChronoEngine.com

  • Fire Science Reviews

    Fire Science Reviews publishes scholarly review and survey articles on any aspect of fire safety science. Fire science topics include, but are not limited to: fire dynamics, fire chemistry, fire modeling, material fire properties, toxic hazard analysis, fire detection and suppression, structural fire performance, measurement and test methods, egress and evacuation, human perception and behavior in fire, human factors, applied psychology, statistics, probability, risk analysis, operations research, decision analysis, smoke management, explosions, industry fire hazards, wildland and post-earthquake fires, fire safety management, fire forensic investigation methods, fire service performance analysis. Academic and industrial researchers and practitioners will find Fire Science Reviews to be the definitive reference in the field of fire safety science.

  • University of Canterbury, Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

    The Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering is the top ranked engineering department in New Zealand, an established history of excellence, placing it in the top 20 of the engineering schools in the world, ahead of Stanford, Cambridge and Oxford (QS World University Ranking, 2013).

Mohd Tohir, Mohd Zahirasri and Michael Spearpoint.  Distribution Analysis of the Fire Severity Characteristics of Single Passenger Road Vehicles Using Heat Release Rate Data. Fire Science Reviews, a SpringerOpen Journal, 2013 2:5.

© 2013 Mohd Tohir and Spearpoint; licensee Springer. 

This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

Electronic version of article: http://www.firesciencereviews.com/content/2/1/5

Image Credit: http://www.fire.nist.gov/fire/trains/index.htm
Rate this item
(0 votes)