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Technical Reference Guide for FPEtool Version 3.2.


pdf icon Technical Reference Guide for FPEtool Version 3.2. (1252 K)
Deal, S.

NISTIR 5486-1; 137 p. April 1995.

Sponsor:

General Services Administration, Washington, DC

Available from:

ONLY Australian Fire Protection Assoc. Ltd., Victoria, Australia Phone: 61+3+320-5577

Keywords:

computer programs; detector response; evacuation models; fire research; fire models; tenability; safety engineering; performance evaluation; sprinkler response; fire safety

Abstract:

[*]This report Supersedes NISTIR 5486[*] FPEtool is a collection of computer simulated procedures providing numerical engineering calculations of fire phenomena to the building designer, code enforcer, fire protection engineer and fire-safety related practitioner. Version 3.2 newly incorporates an estimate of smoke conditions developing within a room receiving steady-state smoke leakage from an adjacent space. Estimates of human viability resulting from exposure to developing conditions within the room are calculated based upon the smoke temperature and toxicity. There is no modeling of human behavior. Also new to this release is the estimation (in the FIRE SIMULATOR procedure) of the reduction in fire heat release rate due to sprinkler suppression.