Combustion characteristics of residential bed assemblies of various sizes and configurations tested in a room environment

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Conference12th Fire and Materials Conference 2011: 31 January 2011, San Francisco, USA
Pages112; # of pages: 12
SubjectCombustion, residential, heat relaase rate, bed assemblies, flashover, fire experiments; Combustion; Design fires/Fire modeling
AbstractThis paper presents the results of a series of fire experiments that were conducted with residential bed assemblies in a room environment as part of Phase 1 of a project titled ?Characterization of Fires in Multi-Suite Residential Dwellings (CFMRD)?. The main objective of the CFMRD project is to characterize fires in residential dwellings and ultimately to develop design fires and methods for use in fire safety engineering analysis and design. Phase 1 of the project was intended to help design, for phase 2, fully-developed post-flashover fire experiments with fuel loads simulating various fully-furnished living areas. In addition, the results provided valuable insight into the combustion behavior of bed assemblies, which in residential fires originating in bedrooms, constitutes the primary first-ignited items of importance. As well, it provided data on combustion under realistic conditions in a room environment for such purposes as computer modeling or for evaluating the capabilities of existing correlations to predict flashover and room temperatures.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number53558
NPARC number20374188
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