Projects Tag: IAFSS

Traditionally, buildings were constructed with compartmentalization to help reduce fire spread. Research into this building style resulted in the compartment fire framework, used to describe the fire dynamics in a typical “compartment”. However, modern building have deviated from the traditional…
Fire spread throughout a building is influenced by factors including geometry, fire size, and ventilation. This project from Kyoto University in Japan seeks to create a mathematical method to model the fire spread between rooms. To validate the work, the…
This project from Japan studies the fire spread characteristics between combustibles in a building compartment. These fire spread characteristics and smoke layer characteristics are investigated by varying the distance between the fire sources and the wall, ceiling height, and the…
This paper from SP Fire Research provides an analysis of the fire behavior in a series of train carriage fire tests. The tests were carried out in three different scale models. In particular, the tests studied different interior materials and…
Understanding compartment fire behavior is key to effective fire safety design and firefighting in buildings. Fire behavior in buildings depends on the properties of the combustibles. This report uses a full-scale model of a residential bedroom to investigate the combustible…
Stack effects can have a great influence on the environment in a compartment fire in a high-rise building. In this project, experiments were carried out in a scaled 12-story building model to study the temperatures in the fire room. The…
Home fires continue to account for a majority of structural fire deaths, and the bedroom is the most common origin for fatal fires1. This paper details the results of real-scale bedroom fire tests for two realistic scenarios: one with the…
Vehicle fire in tunnels present unique challenges to fire safety and firefighting. This study reviews previous work done in tunnel fire safety research. It also presents the fire safety design and an evaluation of firefighting schemes for tunnels in Taiwan.…
There has been much research and attention recently aimed at better understanding the effects of ventilation on fire behavior. This is especially important to firefighters operating inside an enclosure when the ventilation is occurring. Understanding the effects of ventilation can…
Much work has been done to investigate and better understand flashovers. However, these flashover theories generally do not apply to long and narrow confined spaces such as tunnels or other corridors. There are differences in the fire growth process between…
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