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    • Sprinkler Trade Off Clauses in the Approved Documents 

      Barnes, G J (University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 1997)
      Sprinkler trade offs are clauses in the approved documents that allow various reductions in passive protection, maximum fire cell areas or maximum path lengths where an approved sprinkler system is present. Sprinkler ...
    • Stability of Precast Concrete Tilt Panels in Fire 

      Lim, Linus C S (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2000)
      This report investigates the behaviour of slender cantilever concrete panels and concrete panels in steel frames exposed to elevated temperatures. This report also provides recommendations for the design of slender tilt-up ...
    • Standardising Design Fires For Residential and Apartment Buildings: Upholstered Furniture Fires 

      Young, Elizabeth Anne (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2007)
      This purpose of this research was to develop a credible set of furniture design fires for residential/apartment buildings and determine a methodology for incorporating compartment effects in design fires. Design fires ...
    • Statistical Analysis of Hospitality Industry Fire Experience 

      Chen, Tzu-Yin (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2001)
      By their very nature as transient properties, the hospitality industry brings a large number of people together in unfamiliar surroundings. In this report, data collected by the New Zealand Fire Service were used to identify ...
    • Study of Evacuation Movement Through Different Building Components 

      Holmberg, P (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1997)
      These experiments were conducted in order to obtain data on the walking velocities, twisting rates and flow rates in different building components. The building components studied were doorways and comers. An experiment ...
    • Uncertainty Analysis of Zone Fire Models 

      Walker, A M (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1997)
      Zone fire models are used by practising engineers every day in New Zealand, yet the models have limitations, and the uncertainty of these models has not been well documented. Comparisons with experimental data are simply ...
    • Under-Ventilated Compartment Fires - A Precursor to Smoke Explosions 

      Parkes, Anthony Richard (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1996)
      Fourteen experiments were conducted at the University of Canterbury using a 1.0m x 1.0m x 1.5m compartment with liquid pool fires. They were conducted to experimentally study, in reduced scale, the conditions that exist ...
    • Validation of an Evacuation Model Currently Under Development 

      Teo, Adeline P Y (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2001)
      Current evacuation models have been found to have limitations either in the scope of their simulation, or the size of the scenario that can be simulated. A model currently under development called EvacuatioNZ was produced ...
    • Validation of EvacuatioNZ Model for High-Rise Building Analysis 

      Tsai, Wei-Li (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2007)
      This thesis covers a variety of analytical approaches that validate the use of the EvacuatioNZ model on high-rise building analysis. Through performing a number of sensitivity analyses, several model deficiencies as well ...