Projects Tag: Fire Science Reviews

The attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 caused a new assessment into high-rise building safety and emergency procedures. This report identifies key behavioral factors and group dynamics affecting people during a high-rise building fire, reviews the current procedures…
A lack of information on the effectiveness of fire sprinkler systems has been noted as a limiting factor in the development of fire safety design. This paper reviews the information currently available on sprinkler effectiveness in fires. Two approaches are…
There is a challenge in designing fire safety systems in multi-functional buildings in response to antagonistic or terrorist attack. This paper develops a method for selecting and evaluating fire related scenarios, including antagonistic attack, in multi-functional buildings. The method provides…
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…
For about a century, the predominant means to characterize the response of structural elements in fires was through standard fire resistance testing; simplified tests using isolated structural members and standard, rather than real, fires. Due to the many shortcomings of…
Veld fires are a common phenomenon in the savanna ecosystems of Zimbabwe. This is the first study investigating the causes and socio-economic and environmental impacts of wildland veld fires in Zimbabwe. The research used published literature, reports, informal interviews, and…
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…