Projects Tag: Sweden

While computer modeling is used for much fire research, there is still a need for the quicker and simpler hand-calculations. Hand-calculations are valuable in allowing a better understanding of the fundamentals of complex fire behavior. This paper goes through an…
To better understand fire behavior, fire researchers conduct live-fire testing to support theoretical work. Ideally these tests would be done in full scale. However, due to cost and facility constraints, most live-fire research cannot be done in full scale. This…
Full-scale, live-fire experiments provide excellent results, but they are very expensive and time consuming. This report from SP Fire Research in Sweden examines a method to model train carriage fires using CFD (computational fluid dynamics) computer simulations. An accurate simulation…
SP Fire Research has done significant work over the last few years to better understand fires in tunnels and other underground environments. However, there is still much to learn to make rescue operations safer and more effective. This article from…
Typical modern structural fires encountered by firefighters are generally ventilation limited. As oxygen in the structure is depleted, the flames and temperatures decrease. After the initial drop in oxygen, oxygen levels begin to increase, but there is no corresponding increase…
Firefighters need a true understanding of the fires that they encounter in order to select the proper tactics and anticipate dangerous conditions. To do so, they must first have a basic understanding of the physics of fire behavior. This video…
My ambition has always been to move forward, always continue to develop and improve. I seek new questions where there are none and challenge what it is held as truth. My foremost goal is to inspire firefighters to learn, to…
Compartment fire dynamics are very complex with seemingly random behavior. To better understand and predict fire dynamics and smoke spread, there is much to be learned from the results of fire research. Often, we get these results through partial or…
The effects of a compartment fire on a real fire ground is seldom isolated to a single room. In Sweden, for example, over one-third of fire fatalities in apartments are in a room other than the origin room, but in…
Full-scale tests are the best method for realistic fire behavior testing. Full scale tests are also the most expensive and time consuming, and are therefore not always the best choice for live fire testing. For these reasons, reduced scale tests…
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