Accession Number : AD0750295

Title :   Measurements of the Dynamics of Structural Fires.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Aug 71-Aug 72,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Wiersma,Steve J.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The dynamic behavior of structural fires in the context of civil defense implications following nuclear attack is experimentally evaluated. During the third year of the program, some gross variations in the structures were made. Measurements from all three years of experiments are used to evaluate the nature and magnitude of behavioral changes that result from variations in both structural and environmental factors. A simple empirical equation which fits reasonably well the pulse of radiant energy and the burning rate of a burning building is used to generalize the dynamic characteristics of structural fires. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL DEFENSE, *FIRE SAFETY), (*FIRES, *BUILDINGS), (*NUCLEAR WARFARE, FIRES), NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, BLAST, THERMAL RADIATION, WIND, TURBULENCE, BURNING RATE, CARBON MONOXIDE, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Civil Defense
      Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE