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    • 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 ...
    • Fire Resistance of Connections in Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) 

      Lau, Puong Hock (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2006)
      The fire resistance of timber connections is relatively unknown in the construction and design industries even though they are widely used. This research focuses on the fire resistance of nailed, screwed, bolted and ...
    • Fire Resistance of Connections in Pre-Stressed Heavy Timber Structures 

      Gerard, Robert Buonomo (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)
      Construction with composite materials has become increasingly popular in contemporary structural design for multi-storey residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. As a composite structure, pre-stressed heavy ...
    • Fire Resistance of Light Timbered Frames Walls and Floors 

      Thomas, G C (University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 1997)
      The structural fire resistance of light timber frame walls and floors has traditionally been determined by using standard fire resistance tests to provide a Fire Resistance Rating (FRR). The required FRR was prescribed ...
    • Fire Resistance of Lightweight Framed Construction 

      Collier, Peter (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2000)
      Limiting the fire spread through lightweight framed construction is a well established method of providing fire resistance. The objective is for the barrier to provide fire resistance for the required time, even if at the ...
    • Fire Response of HVAC Systems in Multistorey Buildings: An Examination of the NZBC Acceptable Solutions 

      Dixon, M J (University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 1999)
      It is recognised that smoke is the major killer in most fires. In buildings with mechanical heating, ventilation or air conditioning (HVAC) systems the traditional reaction to a fire was to shut the HVAC system down, ...