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Proposed General Approach to Fire-Safety Scenarios

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Author(s)

Amanda P. Robbins, Erica D. Kuligowski, Steve M. Gwynne

Abstract

A systematic approach to the identification of fire-safety scenarios for analysis is desirable in order to identify important scenarios and to help ensure a consistent approach for different analysts. The number of possible fire-safety scenarios in any built environment can be very large and it is not possible to quantify them all. This large set of possibilities needs to be reduced to a manageable set of fire-safety scenarios that are amenable to analysis. A general approach to selecting fire-safety scenarios is therefore proposed. These scenarios address key aspects of fire-safety of fire, egress and structural analysis. The work summarised in this report was based on discussions stemming from a proposed draft of ISO/WD 29761 Fire safety engineering – Selection of design occupant behavioural scenarios and design behaviours, as was being developed within the Working Group 11 of ISO/TC92/SC4 during the Working Group meetings of 2010 and early 2011.
Citation
Technical Note (NIST TN) - 1743
Report Number
1743

Keywords

Design, Assessment

Citation

Robbins, A. , Kuligowski, E. and Gwynne, S. (2012), Proposed General Approach to Fire-Safety Scenarios, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.TN.1743 (Accessed June 22, 2024)

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Created May 29, 2012, Updated November 10, 2018