STP882

    The Potential of Scientifically Based Fire Protection Engineering?

    Published: Jan 1985


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    Abstract

    Fire science advances of recent years are now creating a state of knowledge that permits the emergence of a scientifically based fire protection engineering technology. It is proposed that a clear overview of an effective engineering approach is apparent and to at least an initial degree supported by engineering capabilities. A conceptual model of the elements of an analytical method is provided along with a list of references that present procedures for calculating the impact of each element. Test methods need to provide the data required to execute the calculation procedure.

    Keywords:

    engineering, fire safety, fire protection engineering, mathematical methods, technology, technology transfer


    Author Information:

    Nelson, HE
    Head, Fire Safety Performance, National Bureau of Standards, Center for Fire Research, Washington, DC,


    Paper ID: STP35287S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E05.33

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35287S


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