The smoke‐filling process in an atrium is studied in this paper using the plume equation of Thomas et al. A time constant is proposed to describe the smoke‐filling time of the atrium space. This parameter is recommended to be used as a guideline for local projects in determining whether a smoke‐extraction system has to be installed. Finally, the engineering aspects to be noted in designing smoke‐extraction systems for an atrium space are introduced.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Polymers and Plastics
- Metals and Alloys