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Framework for Fire Risk Assessment of Buildings Based on Performance Based Engineering Analysis.


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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, Gaithersburg, MD

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB97-153514

Keywords:

fire research; fire science; fire risk; risk assessment; computer models; risk analysis; fire risk assessment

Abstract:

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.