Smoke development and engineering aspects of smoke‐extraction systems for atria in Hong Kong

Wan Ki Chow

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-77
Number of pages7
JournalFire and Materials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys

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