Accession Number : AD0648641

Title :   DETERMINATION OF FIRE CONDITIONS SUPPORTING ROOM FLASHOVER.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., Sep 65-Sep 66,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s) : Waterman,Thomas E.

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : This is the first annual report of a continuous program to investigate fire behavior in rooms during the ignition-to-flashover period. The objectives of the program are to quantitatively evaluate time histories of temperatures, gas composition, and heat flux in ignited rooms, and to determine the conditions necessary for the occurrence of flashover. The approach being used is to study a series of room fires involving contents typical of actual occupancies, develop simple, reproducible fuel arrays which duplicate the essential features of these fires, and then establish procedures for small scale simulations of room fires using the simplified fuel arrays. Experiments at the smallest feasible scale will then be used to evaluate effects of such parameters as room size, ceiling height, location and size of ventilation openings, combustibility of wall and ceiling covering, and insulative quality of wall and ceiling material. This report contains the results of the studies of full scale room fires using both real and simplified fuel arrays. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FIRES, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE), (*HOUSING(DWELLINGS), FIRES), COMBUSTION, FLAME PROPAGATION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, FIRE SAFETY

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Crystallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE