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.