Full-Scale Room Fire Experiments Conducted at the University of Maryland.
Full-Scale Room Fire Experiments Conducted at the
University of Maryland.
Milke, J. A.; Hill, S. M.
NIST GCR 96-703; 32 p. October 1996.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB97-116081
fire markings; fire research; full scale burn; ignition;
Two full size furnished bedrooms were burned, June 5 and
June 6, at the University of Maryland Fire and Rescue
Institute Facilities. These burns were performed for
two cooperating agencies: The Alcohol, Tobacco and
Firearms Agency of the Treasury Department, who used
them as part of their Certified Fire Investigator
training, and the Building and Fire Research Laboratory
of NIST, who used them for forensic research. It was
intended that these two burns be identical, to see if
close analysis of the results would find differences.
There were differences, possibly due to small
differences in the inflow of ventilation air. In both
cases, ignition was caused by burning newspaper on an
upholstered chair. This report describes the test
arrangement and instrumented results.