Accession Number : AD0786175

Title :   Fire Laboratory Tests - Effects of Barrier Integrity and Fire Ventilation on Shelter Habitability.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 73-30 Apr 74,

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL

Personal Author(s) : Waterman,Thomas E.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : The report covers experiments conducted with a shelter fire experimental facility during 1973. The facility exposes a 20 by 30 ft instrumented basement shelter to overhead debris fires representative of various building occupancies and degrees of blast damage. Poorly ventilated debris fires are shown to create more severe shelter heating than equivalent fuel loads having access to larger amounts of air. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Civil defense, *Shelters, *Habitability, *Ventilation, *Fires, Barriers, Gases, Toxicity, Walls, Ceiling, Floors, Debris, Heat transfer, Blast

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE