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Data Structures for the Fire Data Management System, FDMS 2.0 (NISTIR 6088)



Rebecca W. Portier, Richard Peacock, Paul A. Reneke


Fire Data Management System, FDMS, is a design for a computer database to store and retrieve fire test results obtained from bench-scale and real-scale tests as well as fire simulation programs. By storing available fire test values in a common format, this data is readily available and easily exchanged. This guide provides detailed descriptions of the physical data structures for the next generation of the database, FDMS 2.0.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6088
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fire data, computers, databases, cone calorimeters, data sets, experiments, fire tests, furniture calorimeters, information storage


Portier, R. , Peacock, R. and Reneke, P. (1997), Data Structures for the Fire Data Management System, FDMS 2.0 (NISTIR 6088), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed July 15, 2024)


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Created October 31, 1997, Updated October 12, 2021