CORRIDOR: A Routine for Estimating the Initial Wave Front Resulting From High Temperature Fire Exposure to a Corridor.
CORRIDOR: A Routine for Estimating the Initial Wave
Front Resulting From High Temperature Fire Exposure to a
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
corridors; compartment fires; computer programs; fire
models; flashover; gas composition; gravity; heat loss;
room fires; smoke movement
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.