Accession Number : AD0713418

Title :   EVALUATION OF SYSTEMS OF FIRE DEVELOPMENT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Weisbecker,Leo W. ; Lee,Hong

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The report compares three fire spread models, recently developed for the Office of Civil Defense, for utility, accuracy, and efficiency when applied to civil defense fire information requirements. The fire spread modeling was essentially limited to the radiation fire spread mechanism. All three models provided procedures for calculating fire spread under a limited range of conditions, but all suffered to some degree from inadequate modeling of urban configurations and the fire parameters associated with urban structures that significantly affect fire spread mechanisms. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, FIRES), (*FIRES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), PROPAGATION, THERMAL RADIATION, URBAN AREAS, CIVIL DEFENSE

Subject Categories : Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE