A study of the effects of fuel load distribution on room fire parametersPublic
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in fire protection engineering, design fires are required for many calculations for life safety systems and building design. These fires are based on many factors including fuel mass, room size and ventilation. This project examined how the distribution of fuel within a room could alter a design fire. Twenty-one full scale burns were conducted in a standardized burn chamber in two different labs. The fuel load constituted of simulated polyurethane furnishings. Analysis showed that the placement of the furniture units did not have a marked effect on the time to peak HRR in the cases where all fuel ignited. It was also concluded that the timing to critical events remained consistent for different tests.
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