Accession Number:

ADA001134

Title:

Experimental Structural Fires.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 14 Feb 72-31 Jan 74,

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

134.0

Abstract:

Results of four full-scale building fire experiments are reported. Data provided further input to a catalog of volumetric fire spread characterizations. Window flame radiation models were shown to provide reasonable predictions. The best correlation for roof flames observed was offered by NFPA 80-A. Moderate blast damage raised measured radiation above levels characteristic of the undamaged structure. Several modes of fire enhancement were attributed to interaction of adjacent structures. Limited information on proximate shelters and firebrands was gathered.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE