Fire safety and maximum allowed heat release rate in a single-deck bus

Wan Ki Chow

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Safety in a single-deck bus due to an accidental fire is discussed. The two-layer zone model ASET developed under the assumption that air enters through an air gap to the compartment was selected as the fire simulation tool. Three sets of design fires - a seating fire, a seating/baggage fire, and a NFPA t2-fire with cut-off value 1 MW - were considered. It is found that heat release rate should be limited to a certain value, depending on the geometry of the bus, in order to delay the occurrence of flashover.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Specialist publicationJournal of Applied Fire Science
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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