Accession Number : AD0707454

Title :   URBAN BURNS - FULL-SCALE FIELD STUDIES.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Feb 69-6 Jan 70,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL ENGINEERING MECHANICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Vodvarka,Frank J.

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : Eight structures which became available during the contract period were free burned. Five of these were two and 2-1/2-story all wood residences in various states of disrepair. The others were masonry and included a concrete-block residence, a concrete-block automobile service station, and a brick restaurant. During the burns, data were collected on burning times, fire spread rates within buildings, radiation emitted, firebrand production, gas compositions within masonry buildings, and pressures developed by the fires. Particular experiments performed with each building were chosen to be compatible with the building and its surroundings. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, *FIRES), (*BUILDINGS, *BURNING RATE), (*URBAN AREAS, FIRES), THERMAL RADIATION, GASES, PRESSURE, WOOD, CONCRETE, BRICK, CIVIL DEFENSE

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE