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LAVENT: Link-Activated VENTs.

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Davis, W. D.

SFPE Bulletin, 10-12, March/April 1992.


computer models; fire models; sprinklers; compartments


Computer fire modeling at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) began in 1976 when the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute developed a fire model called RFIRES. Subsequently the Harvard Fire Model, now known as FIRST, was developed at Harvard University. Computer modeling initially required main frame computers, severly restricting the use of these models by the fire community.