Fire Laboratory Tests. Phase 2. Interaction of Fire and Simulated Blast Debris
Final rept. 1 Jul 1970-31 Dec 1971
IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL
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A reusable full-scale fire test facility, designed, constructed and instrumented by IIT Research Institute for the Office of Civil Defense, has been operated to gather information on the flow of heat and fire gases into unsealed basement shelters. Activities included fire experiments with varied amounts and types of combustible and noncombustible loading over and beyond the shelter space. Also there were experiments in which water was added to the top of the shelter ceiling slab to moderate the peak heating period. Debris removal from the slab and from venting points has been examined. An analytical model of the heat flow through the shelter slab has been constructed to aid in the projection and evaluation of countermeasure effectiveness.
- Safety Engineering
- Civil Defense