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Computer Tools to Determine Material Properties for Fire Growth Modeling From Cone Calorimeter Data.


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Janssens, M. L.; Kimble, J.; Murphy, D.

Fire and Materials 2003. 8th International Conference. Conference Papers. Proceedings. Organised by Interscience Communications Limited. January 27-28, 2003, San Francisco, CA, 377-387 pp, 2003.

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Keywords:

cone calorimeters; computers; fire growth; pilot ignition; heat balance; equations; heat release rate

Abstract:

A set of computer tools was developed to assist fire protection engineers with the analysis of Cone calorimeter data for modeling. The tools consist of various MS Excel templates and macros. They can be used to determine material properties that are needed as input data for flame spread and fire growth modeling. This paper describes the physical basis for the calculations that are performed by the tools.