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    • Fire Safety and Security in Schools 

      Carter, R A (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1999)
      This report examines the historical and present situation in New Zealand regarding school fires and arson. The Ministry of Education has been installing combined security and smoke detection alarm system in schools since ...
    • The Fire Safety Design of Apartment Buildings 

      Wu, Shao-Hoong (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2001)
      In Australia and New Zealand, residential buildings have the highest number of fire fatalities each year, compared to any other occupancy type. The majority of these fatalities occur in single family dwellings, but a ...
    • Fire Spread on Exterior Walls 

      Bong, Felix Nyuk Poh (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2000)
      This report describes methods of predicting heat flux exposure to external walls due to the impingement of flame issuing through a window opening. A heat transfer model was set up for the purpose of predicting the geometry ...
    • Fire Spread on Exterior Walls 

      Bong, Felix Nyuk Poh (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2000)
      This report describes methods of predicting heat flux exposure to external walls due to the impingement of flame issuing through a window opening. A heat transfer model was set up for the purpose of predicting the geometry ...
    • Flame Spread Modelling Using FDS4 CFD model 

      Ho, Kwok Yan (Daniel) (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2007)
      This thesis examines the prediction of opposed flow flame spread in the Fire Dynamics Simulator version 4 (FDS4) Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) model by adapting the Lateral Ignition Flame Transport (LIFT) test ...
    • Flammability of Upholstered Furniture Using the Cone Calorimeter 

      Coles, Andrew R (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2001)
      With the development of modem materials, upholstered furniture posses a high fuel load and life safety threat. Due to the rapid growth rate of the organic material and the toxic combustion products, these fires usually ...
    • Full Residential-Scale Backdraft 

      Bollinger, Ivan (University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 1995)
      This project focused on the effects of scale on the backdraft phenomena. A full residential-scale compartment was constructed using a shipping container. An extensive amount of time and effort was taken, in order to design ...
    • Full Scale Limited Ventilation Fireroom Fire Experiments 

      Millar, Darin John (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1995)
      The purpose of this project was to investigate the conditions that exist in a typical residential compartment fire when subject to limited ventilation. Emphasis was on the conditions that leads to a backdraft from natural ...
    • Full-scale compartment on fire experiments on "upholstered furniture" 

      Girgis, Nabil (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2000)
      This experimental research is part of an overall ongoing research program on domestic fire hazards, conducted at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, by the Civil Engineering Department (Fire Engineering). ...
    • Full-Scale Testing of Fire Suppression Agents on Unshielded Fires 

      Dunn, Michael J (University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 1998)
      A comparison is made between CAFS (compressed air Foam), HPD (High Pressure Discharge) and HPD with Class A Solution on unshielded post flashover compartment fires. Extinguishment was carried out by trained fire fighters ...
    • A Guideline for the Fire Design of Shopping Centres 

      McMillan, Jenny (University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2000)
      This report provides guidelines for the specific fire engineering design of low-rise sprinklered shopping centres in New Zealand. Shopping centres have particular attributes that contribute to fire safety, including ...
    • Heat Release and the Combustion Behaviour of Upholstered Furniture 

      Enright, Tony (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1999)
      This work forms the first phase of a continuing initiative aimed at reducing fire deaths in residential dwellings in New Zealand (NZ). Loss of life in residential buildings dominates NZ annual fire death statistics. Few ...
    • Heat Transfer Programs for the Design of Structures Exposed to Fire 

      Mason, J E (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2000)
      The Finite Element Method was originally developed as a numerical method for stress analysis. It was very quickly applied to heat transfer analysis, and is now used for fluid mechanics, bio-mechanics, hydraulics, and many ...
    • Ignition Properties of New Zealand Timber 

      Ngu, Chu Kang (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2001)
      This project investigated the ignition properties of New Zealand Timbers and timber products. The ignition test on the wood was according to the British Standard BS 476: Part 13, 1987 using ISO ignitability apparatus. The ...
    • The Impact of Post-Earthquake Fire on the Urban Environment 

      Botting, Russ (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1998)
      Major earthquakes are rare events in most countries but there have been cases in urban regions of fire following earthquakes. Its potential for growth and spread was again evident in the recent Northridge and Kobe ...
    • Improving the Waking Effectiveness of Fire Alarms in Residential Areas 

      Grace, T (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1997)
      The objective of this study is to find ways of improving the waking effectiveness of fire alarms mainly in residential areas. The main goal is to find out why fatalities are occurring when occupants are sleeping, by analysing ...
    • Incorporating refuge floors in a network model : fire engineering research report : a project. 

      Glasgow, Daryn (University of Canterbury, 2012)
      The modern urban landscape in many of the world's largest cites is increasingly becoming the domain of tall, super-tall and mega-tall buildings. These present designers and architects with a myriad of unique and challenging ...
    • The Influence of Non-Uniform Electric Fields on Combusion Processes 

      Belsham, M A (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1996)
      This report investigates the application of electric fields to flames and fires. An extensive literature review covers the empirical data available on the electric field effects on combustion characteristics. Authors ...
    • Investigation of Recessed and Concealed Sprinklers Activation in Wind Tunnel Plunge Test and in BRANZFIRE Computer Model 

      Yu, Kevin Xin Jun (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2007)
      Installation of exposed fire sprinklers may cause inconvenience in areas where architectural and interior presentation is significant. In order to overcome this inconvenience, recessed and concealed sprinklers were created ...
    • An Investigation of the Effects of Sprinklers on Compartment Fires 

      Radford, M W (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1996)
      The effects of automatic sprinklers on compartment fires has been investigated in this report. The interaction of a sprinkler spray with a buoyant hot upper layer has also been examined. A model was developed to predict ...