A Contribution to the Evaluation of Fire Compartment Temperatures on the Basis of Heat Balance Calculations

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Title: A Contribution to the Evaluation of Fire Compartment Temperatures on the Basis of Heat Balance Calculations

Author(s): Karl Kordina, Ataman Haksever, and Ulrich Schneider

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 80

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 237-254

Keywords: evaluation; fire resistance; fires; fire tests; thermal properties.

Date: 7/1/1983

Abstract:
This paper describes the basic concept of a heat balance calculation on the principles of mass and energybalance equations. The most important parameters such as amount and distribution of combustible material, geometry of the fire compartment, thermal properties of the surrounding surfaces and ventilation conditions are all taken into-consideration. It is shown, that the calculation method developed provides good agreement to the temperature development in a fire compartment as measured in a number of tests.