Experimental and computational study of flames venting externally during full scale flashover fires

Klopovic, Suzana (1999) Experimental and computational study of flames venting externally during full scale flashover fires. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

Abstract

In this study, externally venting flames have been examined during two series of full scale flashover fires. The purpose of the work is to investigate the likelihood of external fire spread from a burn room window with standard glass, when the external facade is non-combustible. The effects on externally venting flames of internal ventilation conditions, burning rate, burn room size and wind have been studied in detail. Secondary fires and glass breakage have been examined.. Repeatable experimental data and reliable information on externally venting flames have been generated for numerical model validation and performance based design code development.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15326
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1202 Building
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE)
Current > FOR Classification > 1299 Other Built Environment and Design
Keywords Fire testing, fires, flame spread
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