Chapter 16. Smoke Analysis

  1. Robert W. Fitzgerald

Published Online: 19 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470863285.ch16

Building Fire Performance Analysis

Building Fire Performance Analysis

How to Cite

Fitzgerald, R. W. (2004) Smoke Analysis, in Building Fire Performance Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470863285.ch16

Author Information

  1. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAY 2005
  2. Published Print: 26 MAY 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470863268

Online ISBN: 9780470863282

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Keywords:

  • smoke evaluation (Sm curve);
  • smoke obscuration;
  • full room involvement (FRI);
  • barrier effectiveness;
  • human and smoke tenability;
  • ocular visibility;
  • building analysis;
  • life safety

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview of the process

  • Smoke

  • Smoke movement

  • Buoyancy forces

  • Natural air movement

  • Influences of mechanical air pressures

  • Fire department ventilation

  • Tenability

  • Visibility in smoke

  • Building geometry

  • The Sm curve

  • Sm curve Construction

  • Design fire smoke characteristics

  • Computer smoke modeling

  • Building analysis

  • Closure

  • References