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    • 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 ...