This paper reports the study of potential fire risk in atrium buildings in Hong Kong using a zone modeling technique. A survey was done of the geometrical configurations of atria, and the general shapes were classified into three types. The fire environments inside were then simulated by the fire zone model developed at the Building and Fire Research Laboratory, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The predicted results show that the predominant cause of hazard is smoke, not the temperature.
|Number of pages||6|
|Issue number||pt 2|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1993|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1993 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. - Denver, CO, United States|
Duration: 27 Jun 1993 → 30 Jun 1993
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes