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    • Data Structures and Reduction Techniques for Fire Tests 

      Tobeck, Daniel (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2007)
      To perform fire engineering analysis, data on how an object or group of objects burn is almost always needed. This data should be collected and stored in a logical and complete fashion to allow for meaningful analysis ...
    • Design for Escape from Fire 

      Garrett, Ian J (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1999)
      Providing safe means of escape from fire requires more than just having a designated route out of a building. It is shown that the conditions relating to the fire, the building characteristics and the number, distribution ...
    • Determining Realistic Loss Estimates for Rack Storage Warehouse Fires 

      Porter, Timothy Miller (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2006)
      At present there is no simple, yet scientifically robust method for calculating insurance loss estimates due to a fire. Therefore building owners and insurers can not make suitably informed decisions when selecting fire ...
    • Distribution Curves for Interior Furnishings on CO2, CO, HCN, Soot and Heat of Combustion 

      Hou, Yih-Pying (University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2011)
      The purpose of this research is to develop a dataset for some of the most important fire characteristics, namely CO2 yield, CO yield, HCN yield, soot yield and heat of combustion for probabilistic analysis and modelling. ...
    • Domestic Fire Hazard in New Zealand 

      Irwin, K D J (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1997)
      This report presents features of domestic fires within New Zealand over the period 1986 to 1994 inclusive. It consists of an analysis of the New Zealand Fire Incident Reporting System (FIRS) that the Fire Service completes ...
    • Effect of Safety Factors on Timed Human Egress Simulations 

      Crawford, Kenneth (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1999)
      This report covers the effect of safety factors on the time taken for humans to escape a building where fire has initiated. Monte Carlo simulation is used to determine the probability of failure to escape in a given fire ...
    • Effect of Support Conditions on Steel Beams Exposed of Fire 

      Seputro, Jenny (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2001)
      The performance of steel structures at elevated temperature is determined by many factors. This report describes the analytical investigation of a single span steel beam using the nonlinear finite element program, SAFIR. ...
    • Effect of Surface Area and Thickness on Fire Loads 

      Yii, H. W. (Jennifer) (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2000)
      The report reviews the effect of surface area and thickness of fire loads in predicting the value of the heat release rate. The investigation arises from current Ph. D research at the University of Canterbury identifying ...
    • The Effectiveness of the Domestic Smoke Alarm Signal 

      Duncan, Christine (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1999)
      This research set out to determine if the signal from an inexpensive domestic smoke alarm is effective at providing early warning to a fire. An experiment was devised to investigate the effectiveness of the inexpensive ...
    • Evacuation Timing Computations Using Different Evacuation Models 

      Tan, Yong Kiang (University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2011)
      In New Zealand, a new method of specific design, Verification Method 2 (C/VM2) has been proposed to be used for fire safety compliance. Previous researchers have investigated different fire parameters and their applications. ...
    • Evaluation of the Conceptual Framework for Performance Based Fire Engineering Design in New Zealand 

      Lloydd, Delwyn (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2008)
      The Department of Building and Housing is currently developing a performance framework that will, if adopted, provide a compulsory methodology for performance based fire engineering designs to prove compliance with the ...
    • Evaluation of Thermal Radiation Models for Fire Spread Between Objects 

      Fleury, Rob (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)
      Fire spread between objects within a compartment is primarily due to the impingement of thermal radiation from the fire source. In order to estimate if or when a remote object from the fire will ignite, one must be able ...
    • Experimental and Numerical Modelling of Gravity Currents Preceding Backdrafts 

      McBryde, James David (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2008)
      This study investigates the turbulent mixing within gravity currents preceding backdrafts and validates the ability of the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software Fire Dynamics Simulator version 4 (FDS) to simulate ...
    • Exploratory Salt Water Experiments of Balcony Spill Plume Using Laser Induced Fluorescence Technique 

      Yii, Ee Hieng (University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 1998)
      This report investigates the potential of applying salt water modelling using the Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) flow visualisation technique to study balcony spill plume phenomena. A 1120 scale perspex model was used ...
    • Fire Design of Steel Members 

      Lewis, Kathryn R (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2000)
      The New Zealand Steel Code consists of few practical design tools other than finding the time and temperature that a simply supported steel member will fail. Many other design methods that consistently give accurate ...
    • Fire Fighting Water: A Review of Fire Fighting Water Requirements A New Zealand Perspective 

      Davis, Simon (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2000)
      This paper seeks to identify a linkage between the requirements for fire fighting water and building design. This paper reviews existing methods to calculate fire fighting water requirements and comments on their applicability ...
    • Fire Performance of Connections in Laminated Veneer Lumber 

      Chuo, Terence Chung Biau (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2007)
      The embedment strength of timber with respect to exposure temperature has not been widely studied. Some studies have suggested that the timber totally loses its embedment strength when the timber temperature reaches 300℃. ...
    • The Fire Performance of Post-Tensioned Timber Beams 

      Spellman, Phillip Michael (University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2012)
      Post-tensioned timber frames have recently been undergoing heavy research and development at the University of Canterbury. The recently developed post-tensioned timber system utilises engineering ...
    • The Fire Performance of Timber-Concrete Composite Floors 

      O'Neill, James William (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources, 2009)
      Timber-concrete composite floors are a combination of timber joists and concrete topping, creating a flooring system to best utilise the advantages each material has to offer. Timber is used as the main tensile load bearing ...
    • Fire Rated Seismic Joints 

      James, M N (University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2000)
      This report reviews the design, selection testing, installation and performance of fire rated seismic joints from first principles then compares this with current standards and codes of practice around the world. It ...