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A Methodology for Determining the Fire Performance Equivalency Amongst Similar Materials During a Full-scale Fire Scenario Based on Bench-scale Testing

dc.contributor.advisorStoliarov, Stanislav Ien_US
dc.contributor.authorLannon, Chad Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-06T06:36:30Z
dc.date.available2016-02-06T06:36:30Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2J71D
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/17249
dc.description.abstractA methodology was developed for determining the equivalency amongst materials during a full-scale fire scenario. This procedure utilizes milligram-scale and or bench-scale tests to obtain the effective physical and chemical properties of individual materials through an optimization procedure. A flame heat feedback model was developed for corner-wall flame spread and implemented into a two-dimensional pyrolysis model, ThermaKin2D. ThermaKin2D was utilized to simulate upward flame spread during the room corner test. A criterion was created that determines the fire performance of similar materials during this full-scale fire scenario and compares how each material performed relative to one another. A fire investigator will be able to better select materials for their reconstructive fire test based on the modeled full-scale fire performance of candidate materials compared to the exemplar material found during the fire investigation. Overall, this procedure is expected to improve a fire investigator’s ability to perform accurate reconstructive fire tests.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleA Methodology for Determining the Fire Performance Equivalency Amongst Similar Materials During a Full-scale Fire Scenario Based on Bench-scale Testingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentFire Protection Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEngineeringen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledFire Modelingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledFlame Heat Fluxen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledReconstructive Fire Testingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledRoom Corner Testen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledThermaKinen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledUpward Flame Spreaden_US


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