Application of Models to the Assessment of Fire Hazard From Consumer Products.
Application of Models to the Assessment of Fire Hazard
From Consumer Products.
Bukowski, R. W.
NBSIR 85-3219; 31 p. August 1985.
Sponsor:Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC
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computer models; fire models; hazard assessment;
mattresses; toxicity; upholstered furniture
The differences among models of fire, fire hazard, and
fire risk are described. The use of field, zone, and
network models for fire hazard assessment is discussed.
A number of available single and multiple compartment
models are described. Key considerations with respect
to the use of the current models by the Consumer Product
Safety Commission for hazard assessment from upholstered
furniture and mattress fires is presented.
Modifications necessary to improve the capability of
these models for hazard assessment are identified.
Model validaton, output presentation, and data sources
are discussed. Recommendations on specific models for
the sponsor to consider for further study and use are