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The use of mathematical modelling in fire safety engineering

The use of mathematical modelling in fire safety engineering

Galea, E. R. ORCID: 0000-0002-0001-6665 (1997) The use of mathematical modelling in fire safety engineering. Other. CMS Press, London, UK.

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Fire is a form of uncontrolled combustion which generates heat, smoke, toxic and irritant gases. All of these products are harmful to man and account for the heavy annual cost of 800 lives and £1,000,000,000 worth of property damage in Britain alone. The new discipline of Fire Safety Engineering has developed as a means of reducing these unacceptable losses. One of the main tools of Fire Safety Engineering is the mathematical model and over the past 15 years a number of mathematical models have emerged to cater for the needs of this discipline. Part of the difficulty faced by the Fire Safety Engineer is the selection of the most appropriate modelling tool to use for the job. To make an informed choice it is essential to have a good understanding of the various modelling approaches, their capabilities and limitations. In this paper some of the fundamental modelling tools used to predict fire and evacuation are investigated as are the issues associated with their use and recent developments in modelling technology.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
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