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CORRIDOR: A Routine for Estimating the Initial Wave Front Resulting From High Temperature Fire Exposure to a Corridor.


pdf icon CORRIDOR: A Routine for Estimating the Initial Wave Front Resulting From High Temperature Fire Exposure to a Corridor. (492 K)
Nelson, H. E.; Deal, S.

NISTIR 4869; 39 p. July 1992.

Sponsor:

General Services Administration, Washington, DC

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB92-213347

Keywords:

corridors; compartment fires; computer programs; fire models; flashover; gas composition; gravity; heat loss; room fires; smoke movement

Abstract:

A first order model and computer program implementing previously developed procedures for estimating the speed, depth, and temperature of a fire produced gravity wave front in a corridor have been developed. The program has been incorporated into FPETOOL and adjustments made to accommodated fires that occur in the corridor or in a room adjacent to the corridor. Comparisons to test results are presented and show reasonable correlation. A users' guide is included.