Chapter 6. Framework for Analysis

  1. Robert W. Fitzgerald

Published Online: 19 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470863285.ch6

Building Fire Performance Analysis

Building Fire Performance Analysis

How to Cite

Fitzgerald, R. W. (2004) Framework for Analysis, in Building Fire Performance Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470863285.ch6

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



  • network diagram;
  • continuous value network (CVN);
  • single value network (SVN);
  • L curve communication;
  • network events and performance estimates;
  • automatic sprinkler system;
  • automatic sprinkler


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Network diagrams

  • Continuous value networks: concepts

  • Continuous value networks: calculations and graphing

  • Single value networks: concepts

  • Single value networks: calculations

  • Networks and performance curves: discussion

  • The L curve

  • The L curve for a room of origin

  • The L curve for a building fire path

  • L curve communication