A two-step method for predicting time to flashover in room corner test fires using cone calorimeter data
Wang, Zhaozhi, Hu, Xiaoqin, Jia, Fuchen and Galea, Edwin R. (2012) A two-step method for predicting time to flashover in room corner test fires using cone calorimeter data. Fire and Materials. ISSN 0308-0501 (In Press)Full text not available from this repository.
A method to predict time to flashover in ISO 9705 room corner fire tests based on cone calorimeter data is proposed in this paper. The method involves classification of materials and estimation of time to flashover as two steps in sequence. In the first step, the investigated material is classified into discriminating material groups. In the second step, the time to flashover is calculated with a derived formula for the corresponding material group, which contains material density, time to ignition and heat release rate collected from smallscale experiments. Compared with two existing models, the proposed method has improved the prediction precisions in both the time to flashover and classification of material categories for a wide range of materials.
|Additional Information:|| Article first published online: 27 Jun 2012. Online Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue).|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||flashover, ISO 9705, materials classification, room corner test|
|Subjects:||Q Science > Q Science (General)|
T Technology > TH Building construction
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences|
|Last Modified:||30 Jan 2013 14:29|
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