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Effects of Ventilation on Material Properties. (Abstract/Presentation)


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Tewarson, A.

NIST SP 998; May 2003.

Keywords:

fire growth; fire spread; ventilation; material properties; building fires

Abstract:

Vast majorities of fire deaths occur in residences because of flashover in buildings. NIST has taken initiative to reduce and eliminate these types of flashover conditions by limiting fire growth and spread by material modifications, early detection, improved active fire suppression/ extinguishment agents and systems and modeling of fire growth and spread. The modeling of fire growth and spread is being pursued such that gas temperature and concentrations of smoke and toxic compounds released in building fires could be predicted for enhancing fire safety of occupants.