A Monte Carlo approach for the layout design of thermal fire detection system

Walter W. Yuen, Wan Ki Chow

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A Monte Carlo approach is developed for the layout design of thermal fire detection system. In contrast to the traditional deterministic approach, the present approach yields not only a specific design for a given objective, but also a probabilistic assessment of the effectiveness of the design which can be used as a basis of comparison for different possible designs. The approach also allows a systematic assessment of the uncertainty in the design process and provides a rational basis for possible design improvements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-104
Number of pages12
JournalFire Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2005


  • Fire detection system
  • Monte Carlo method
  • Uncertainty studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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