Basis for Using Fire Modeling With 1-D Thermal Analyses of Barriers/Partitions to Simulate 2-D and 3-D Barrier/Partition Structural Performance in Real Fires.
Basis for Using Fire Modeling With 1-D Thermal Analyses
of Barriers/Partitions to Simulate 2-D and 3-D
Barrier/Partition Structural Performance in Real Fires.
Cooper, L. Y.; Franssen, J. M.
NISTIR 6170; 22 p. September 1998.
Fire Safety Journal, Vol. 33, No. 2, 115-128, September
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fire barriers; fire models; thermal analysis;
algorithms; ASTM E119; compartment fires; gypsum board;
steel studs; walls; zone models
Computer fire models for simulating compartment fire
environments typically require a mathematical
formulation that couples the thermal response of the
gases that fill the compartment and the thermal response
of compartment barriers and partitions. The fire
environment characteristics calculated by such models
can be used to provide input, via thermal boundary
conditions, to an uncoupled thermal-structural computer
model for simulating and evaluating the combined
thermal/structural performance of the
barriers/partitions. The objective of such a combined
analysis would be to determine, through analysis, the
structural fire resistance of a barrier/partition