Framework for Fire Risk Assessment of Buildings Based on Performance Based Engineering Analysis.
Framework for Fire Risk Assessment of Buildings Based on
Performance Based Engineering Analysis.
Delichatsios, M. A.; Karydas, D. M.
NISTIR 5904; October 1996.
National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual
Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts.
October 28-31, 1996, Gaithersburg, MD, 153-154 pp, 1996.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB97-153514
fire research; fire science; fire risk; risk assessment;
computer models; risk analysis; fire risk assessment
Fire research and fire safety science have made so much
progress over the last twenty years that engineers,
designers and regulators are using or willing to use
computer mathematical models to specify fire safety
equipment and assess the fire hazard of an occupancy
instead of using only prescriptive building or equipment
(approval) codes. To make these computer codes credible
and easily available to engineers and regulators, there
is need to ease the application of the computer codes by
proper interfaces and also at the same time provide the
user with a methodology to evaluate the validity of
outputs by performing for example what-if-analysis.