Thermal engineering tools in performance-based design for fire safety

Wan Ki Chow

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Thermal engineering tools in performance-based design for fire safety for big construction projects is presented. Fire safety codes, required to determine the hazards, is determined by performance-based design and thermal engineering tools. The fire models is used to study ignition model with thermal conduction, modeling of fire plume for smoke movement, pre-flashover fire, transition to flashover, and post-flashover fire. Performance-based method is used for designing smoke management system with zone models and field models. Field models is applied to determine the fire-induced field of flow, temperature, and smoke concentrations with in an enclosure. Heat release rate provides the information of size of fire, rate of fire growth, time available for escape or suppression, types of suppressive action, and occurrence of flashover.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)757-762
Number of pages6
JournalHeat Transfer Engineering
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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