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This guide provides information that should be in documentation for computer software prepared for scientific and engineering computations in fire models and other areas of fire protection engineering.
Formerly under the jurisdiction of Committee E05 on Fire Standards and Subcommittee E05.33 on Fire Safety Engineering, this guide was withdrawn without replacement in July 2011. This standard is being withdrawn without replacement because it completed its usefulness when it provided SFPE with a starting point for their own engineering guides and standards on these points. This standard does not rely on expertise in ASTM's areas of strength but is more appropriately the subject of SFPE guides and standards, in that SFPE members will be all or nearly all of the users of such guides.
1.1 This guide provides information that should be in documentation for computer software prepared for scientific and engineering computations in fire models and other areas of fire protection engineering.
1.2 The guidelines are presented in terms of three types of documentation: (1) technical document; (2) user's manual; and (3) installation, maintenance, and programming manual.
1.3 There are no numerical values stated in this standard. It is recommended that SI units be the standard in the documentation and development of fire models.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.5 This fire standard cannot be used to provide quantitative measures.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
INCITS StandardsANSI/INCITSX3.88 Computer Program Abstracts
IEEE StandardsANSI/IEEE1063 Software User Documentation
E176 Terminology of Fire Standards
E1355 Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capability of Deterministic Fire Models
E1591 Guide for Obtaining Data for Deterministic Fire Models
E1895 Guide for Determining Uses and Limitations of Deterministic Fire Models
ANS StandardsANSI/ANS10.5 Accomodating User Needs in Computer Program Development