Smoke movement in egress routes in a high rise building

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ConferenceProceedings 3rd International Conference on Fire Research and Engineering: 04 October 1999, Chicago, IL
Pages2738; # of pages: 12
SubjectSmoke management
AbstractRecently, a series of full-scale fire tests were conducted in the NRC ten-storey tower facility during which corridors on the fire floor and the stair shaft were filled with smoke. These tests were part of a project with government and private sector organizations to investigate the use of positive pressure ventilation to vent smoke from high rise buildings. In this paper, the results of the initial stage of fire tests using typical residential furniture (sofas and beds) are discussed including the impact of various parameters on smoke movement in the egress routes. In addition, the experimental data is compared to the results determined using network and multi-compartment zone models.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number42837
NPARC number20331259
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