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Full-scale burning tests on double-skin façade fires
Article first published online: 13 JAN 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Fire and Materials
Volume 37, Issue 1, pages 17–34, January/February 2013
How to Cite
Chow, C. L. (2013), Full-scale burning tests on double-skin façade fires. Fire Mater., 37: 17–34. doi: 10.1002/fam.1127
- Issue published online: 7 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 13 JAN 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 30 SEP 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 23 SEP 2011
- Manuscript Received: 20 SEP 2010
- double-skin façade;
- fire hazard;
- experimental study
Fire hazard of an architectural feature with double-skin façade is a concern. An identified scenario of having a post-flashover room fire adjacent to the façade was studied experimentally in a rig of 6 m tall. Eight tests of cavity depths including a wide value of 2 m, normal values of 1.5 m and 1 m and a narrow value of 0.5 m under a room flashover fire of 1200 kW were carried out. From the measured air temperature profiles inside the façade cavity, the chance of breaking the interior glass pane above the fire room is therefore very high. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.