Chapter 8. Design Fires

  1. Robert W. Fitzgerald

Published Online: 19 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470863285.ch8

Building Fire Performance Analysis

Building Fire Performance Analysis

How to Cite

Fitzgerald, R. W. (2004) Design Fires, in Building Fire Performance Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470863285.ch8

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:

  • design fire;
  • piloted and auto ignition;
  • flashover;
  • established burning (EB);
  • probability;
  • fire growth potential classifications;
  • room interior design;
  • Level 1 room classifications;
  • I curve

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The need

  • Fire in a room

  • Fire development in small rooms

  • Interior design and model rooms

  • Realms of fire growth

  • Level 2 concepts

  • Level 2 framework

  • Discussion

  • Large room concepts

  • Level 2 framework for large rooms

  • Level 3 evaluations

  • Level 1 concepts

  • Concepts of fire growth potential classification

  • Fire growth potential classifications

  • Illustrations of the classification process

  • Discussion for room classifications

  • αt2 fires

  • The design fire

  • The I curve

  • Thoughts on design fires

  • Summary

  • Reference