The Calculation of a Fire in a Large Building

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H. W. Emmons

Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. 02138

J. Heat Transfer 105(1), 151-158 (Feb 01, 1983) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3245534 History: Received April 14, 1981; Online October 20, 2009


The complex picture presented by a fire growing in a large building can be understood by considering the process as made up of a large number of space, time, and phenomena zones each one of which is to some degree independent of all others. This approach is explained in detail, the appropriate equations now in use in the Computer Fire Code V are listed and some results compared with full-scale experimental results.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
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