Fire Science and Technology
Online ISSN : 1882-0492
Print ISSN : 0285-9521
ISSN-L : 0285-9521
Kawagoe Memorial Symposium
Simple Formula for Ventilation Controlled Fire Temperatures
Takeyoshi TanakaMasafumi SatoTakao Wakamatsu
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1997 Volume 17 Issue 1 Pages 15-27


Simple equations for predicting the fire temperatures of the room of origin and the connected corridor are proposed. These are obtained by applying the existing equation for predicting pre-flashover compartment fire temperature by Quintiere et al. to ventilation controlled fire. The results of the predictions using the simple equations are compared with the predictions by a more detailed computer fire model. The accuracy of the equations is as good as the computer model and deemed to be acceptable for many of such practical applications as structural fire safety designs of buildings.

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© 1997 Center for Fire Science and Technology, Research Institute for Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science
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