Experimental Results for Pre-Flashover Fire Experiments in Two Adjacent ISO Compartments. (2002)
AuthorsRutherford, Lukeshow all
This report presents the data obtained from the pre-flashover fire experiments conducted in a form such that the data could be used without further explanation from experiment operators. A total of 23 experiments were conducted from the 19th of December 2001 to the 29th of January 2002. They were conducted at the University of Canterbury McLeans Island testing facility. The experiments were conducted to help validate zone and field computer modelling programs, which are used to simulate fires in enclosures. The experiments were conducted in a two adjoining room structure, separated by a doorway. Each compartment was 2.4m wide x 3.6m long x 2.4m high. The doorway was located in the centre of the wall and was 0.8m wide by 2.0m high. The three fire sizes used in the experiments were; 60kW, 120kW, and 180kW. In seven of the experiments a door was placed in the doorway separating the two compartments, and was set at various angles. Details of the experiments including the door are discussed further in Clark, 2002.