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The Fire Performance of Timber Floors in Multi-Storey Buildings
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2013)
This research investigated the fire performance of unprotected timber floors, focussing on composite joist floors, composite box floors and timber-concrete composite floors. The study of these floors was conducted using ...
Assessment of Vehicle Fire Development in Road Tunnels for Smoke Control Ventilation Design
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2009)
A fire in road tunnel can be dangerous and lead to serious consequences if not addressed appropriately. In a tunnel fire incident, creating a smoke free path for motorist evacuation and facilitating fire fighters to ...
Fire Resistance of Connections in Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)
(University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2006)
The fire resistance of timber connections is relatively unknown in the construction and design industries even though they are widely used. This research focuses on the fire resistance of nailed, screwed, bolted and ...
Saltwater Modelling of Fire Gas Flow through a Horizontal Ceiling Opening
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)
When fires occur in domestic or commercial buildings it is the smoke from the fire that leads to far more injury and death than the heat produced from the flames. Understanding the movement of smoke within the fire compartment ...
Limitations of Zone Models and CFD Models for Natural Smoke Filling in Large Spaces
(University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2012)
This research report examines the use of zone modelling compared with CFD modelling to determine when zone model approximation is valid and when a CFD model might be required. A series of computer simulations with enclosures ...