Effects of Ventilation on Material Properties. (Abstract/Presentation)
Effects of Ventilation on Material Properties.
NIST SP 998; May 2003.
fire growth; fire spread; ventilation; material
properties; building fires
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.