Fire Spread in High Density High-Rise Buildings
IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL
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The program had the objective of developing a computer routine to determine the initiation and spread of fire in high density high-rise areas following a nuclear detonation, and its effects on the street environment. The result of this endeavor is a computer code that evaluates the probable number and floor locations of fires, the rate of heat generation from built-up areas, the radiant intensities in the streets, and the induced winds as functions of time. Provisions were made to keep the code sufficiently flexible to allow for improved data and information as they become available. Also, provisions were made to simplify the problem of incorporating the routine in a more general code for an entire urban area. Preliminary calculations were conducted to gain an appreciation of how the fires develop in time, the threats to personnel in the streets and the possibility of a fire storm.
- Safety Engineering
- Civil Defense