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Example Cases for the HAZARD I Fire Hazard Assessment Method. Volume 3. Final Report.


pdf icon Example Cases for the HAZARD I Fire Hazard Assessment Method. Volume 3. Final Report. (18980 K)
Bukowski, R. W.; Peacock, R. D.; Jones, W. W.; Forney, C. L.

NIST HB-146/III; REF TH9130.B8 VOL. 3; 314 p. June 1989.

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National Technical Information Services
Order number: PB89-215404

Keywords:

computer models; computer programs; evacuation; fire models; hazard assessment; human behavior; toxicity

Abstract:

This report describes the first version of a method for predicting the hazards to occupants involved in a building fire. To implement the method, a personal computer software package called HAZARD I is provided. The software consists of modules which can predict the time varying environment within a building resulting from a specified fire; the locations and actions of a specified group of occupants as they interact with the building, the fire, and each other; and the impact of the exposure of each of the occupants to the fire products in terms of whether the occupants successfully escape, are incapacitated, or are killed. The documentation includes the Software User's Guide, and a Reference Guide consisting of the Technical Reference Guide and Example Cases. NIST Handbook 146 is a set consisting of three volumes described above plus computer softwware supplied on seven (7) 5 1/4" and four (4) 3 1/2" disks. REFERENCE USE ONLY