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    • 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, ...
    • 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). ...