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|Author(s):||Richard D. Peacock; S Davis; Vyto Babrauskas;|
|Title:||Data for Room Fire Model Comparisons|
|Published:||August 01, 1991|
|Abstract:||With the development of models to predict fire growth and spread in buildings, there has been a concomitant evolution in the measurement and analysis of experimental data in real-scale fires. This report presents the types of analyses that can be used to examine large-scale room fire test data to prepare the data for comparison with zone-based fire models. Five sets of experimental data which can be used to test the limits of a typical two-zone fire model are detailed. A standard set of nomenclature describing the geometry of the building and the quantities measured in each experiment is presented. Availability of ancillary data (such as smaller-scale test results) is included. These descriptions, along with the data (available in computer-readable form) should allow comparisons between the experiment and model predictions. The base of experimental data ranges in complexity from one room tests with individual furniture items to a series of tests conducted in a multiple story hotel equipped with a zoned smoke control system.|
|Citation:||Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|Pages:||pp. 411 - 462|
|Keywords:||accuracy assessment, data analysis, experiments, fire models, fire tests, instruments|
|Research Areas:||Building and Fire Research|