Accession Number : AD0716327

Title :   Measurements of the Dynamics of Structural Fires.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Aug 69-Aug 70,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Butler,C. P.

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : A major effort has begun to evaluate experimentally the dynamic behavior of structural fires in the context of civil defense implications following nuclear attack. The report describes the accomplishments of the first year's effort which included (1) experimental measurements of the dynamic characteristics of fires in one-story wooden buildings, (2) methods used for correlating and interpreting the resulting data, and (3) attempts at reduced-scale modeling of such fires. For the most part, tests were conducted in single, uncollapsed structures in which fires were started in a single room at one end of the structure. In one full-scale test, a structure was partially collapsed to simulate moderate blast damage, and in another series, two long, parallel structures were burned simultaneously to observe effects of interactions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FIRES, BUILDINGS), (*CIVIL DEFENSE, FIRE SAFETY), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, FIRES), THERMAL RADIATION, BLAST, DETONATION WAVES, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, TURBULENCE, WIND, SMOKE, PROPAGATION, CARBON MONOXIDE, IGNITION, BURNING RATE, MODELS(SIMULATIONS)

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE