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  • Behavior of Structures in Fire and Real Design - A Case Study 

    Lamont, Susan; Lane, Barbara; Flint, Graeme; Usmani, Asif (Society for Fire Protection Engineers, 2006)
    A great deal of understanding into the behaviour of composite steel-concrete structures in fire has been developed since the Cardington frame fire tests (UK) 1990s. This has now been broadened so that structures in fire ...
  • The behaviour of concrete structures in fire 

    Fletcher, Ian A; Welch, Stephen; Torero, Jose L; Carvel, Ricky O; Usmani, Asif (2007-03-29)
    The nature of concrete-based structures means that they generally perform very well in fire. However, concrete is a complex material and its properties can change dramatically when exposed to high temperatures. This paper ...
  • Bond Strength Degradation for CFRP and Steel reinforcing Bars in Concrete at Elevated Temperature 

    Maluk, Cristian; Bisby, Luke; Terrasi, Giovanni; Green, Mark (American Concrete Institute, 2011-03-01)
    Novel concrete elements are emerging utilizing high performance self-consolidating concrete (HPSCC) reinforced with high-strength, lightweight, and non-corroding carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) prestressed reinforcement. ...
  • Bond Strength Degradation for Pre-Stressed Steel and Carbon FRP Bars in High-Performance Self-Consolidating Concrete at Elevated Temperatures and in Fire 

    Maluk, Cristian; Bisby, Luke; Terrasi, Giovanni (6th International Conference on Structures in Fire (SiF 2010), 2010-06-04)
    Novel structures are emerging utilizing high performance, self-consolidating, fibre-reinforced concrete (HPSCC) reinforced with high-strength, lightweight, and non-corroding prestressed reinforcement. One example of this ...
  • Bonded Fibre Reinforced Polymer Strengthening in a Real Fire 

    Stratford, Tim J; Gillie, Martin; Chen, J; Usmani, Asif (Advances in Structural Engineering by Multi Science Publishing, 2010-01)
    FRP strengthening is critically dependent upon the bonding adhesive. The adhesive used is typically an ambient cure epoxy with a glass transition temperature as low as 60ºC. This paper describes the performance of bonded ...
  • BRE large compartment fire tests – characterising post-flashover fires for model validation 

    Welch, Stephen; Jowsey, Allan; Deeny, Susan; Morgan, Richard; Torero, Jose L (2007)
    Reliable and comprehensive measurement data from large-scale fire tests is needed for validation of computer fire models, but is subject to various uncertainties, including radiation errors in temperature measurement. Here, ...
  • Burning Rate of Liquid Fuel on Carpet (Porous Media) 

    Ma, Tingguang; Olenick, Stephen M; Klassen, Michael S; Roby, Richard J; Torero, Jose L (Spinger, 2004)
    The occurrence of a liquid fuel burning on carpet has been involved in many incendiary and accidental fires. While the research on a liquid fuel fire on carpet is still limited, much work on porous media has been ...
  • Calculation and design of tunnel ventilation systems using a two-scale modelling approach 

    Colella, Francesco; Rein, Guillermo; Borchiellini, Romano; Carvel, Ricky O; Torero, Jose L; Verda, Vittorio (Building and Environment journal - Elservier, 2009-06)
    This paper develops a novel modelling approach for ventilation flow in tunnels at ambient conditions (i.e. cold flow). The complexity of full CFD models of low in tunnels or the inaccuracies of simplistic assumptions are ...
  • Calculation Methods for the Heat Release Rate of Materials of Unknown Composition 

    Biteau, Hubert; Steinhaus, Thomas; Simeoni, Albert; Schemel, Christopher; Marlair, Guy; Bal, Nicolas; Torero, Jose L (International Association for Fire Safety Science, 2008-09)
    The Heat Release Rate (HRR) is a critical parameter to characterise a fire. Different methods have been developed to estimate it. The most widespread techniques are based on mass balance. If the heat of combustion of the ...
  • Caractérisation de la fraction volumique et de la température des suies d'une flamme de diffusion établie en micropesanteur 

    Fuentes, Andres; Legros, Guillaume; Joulain, Pierre; Vantelon, Jean-Pierre; Torero, Jose L (Congrès Français de Mécanique, 2005-08-29)
    The soot has a dominant radiative role in microgravity diffusion flames. In fact, the radiative losses are particularly important in the trailing edge of the flame, where the combustion products, especially the soot, ...
  • Carbon Emissions from Smouldering Peat in Shallow and Strong Fronts 

    Rein, Guillermo; Cohen, Simon; Simeoni, Albert (Elsevier - Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2009-01-01)
    A series of experiments of shallow and strong smouldering fronts in boreal peat have been conducted under laboratory conditions to study the CO and CO2 emissions. Peat samples of 100 mm by 100 mm in cross section and 50 ...
  • A Case Study on Building Specifications 

    Jowsey, Allan; Torero, Jose L; Drange, Leiv A (2004-10)
    An engineering analysis of the performance of a transportation centre in the event of a fire has been conducted. This engineering analysis has been conducted following an integrated approach that included fire, structural ...
  • The Changing Face of Structural Design for Fire 

    Torero, Jose L; Lane, Barbara (NCG Media, 2004)
    The 1990 Broadgate Phase 8 fire in London, the 2000 Cardington Frame fire tests, and the 2001 WTC collapses have resulted in a drastic shift of the design process, away from single structural element principles as forms ...
  • Characterisation of Dalmarnock Fire Test One 

    Abecassis Empis, Cecilia; Reszka, Pedro; Steinhaus, Thomas; Cowlard, Adam; Biteau, Hubert; Welch, Stephen; Rein, Guillermo; Torero, Jose L (Elsevier, Journal Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 2008)
    The Dalmarnock Tests comprise a set of fire experiments conducted in a real high-rise building in July 2006. The two main tests took place in identical flats, Test One allowing the fire to develop freely to post-flashover ...
  • Characterisation of the Thermal and Chemical Effects of Energetic Materials not Likely to Detonate 

    Biteau, Hubert; Marlair, Guy; Drysdale, Dougal; Torero, Jose L (The Combustion Institute, 2006-08-06)
    Energetic materials encompass a wide range of chemical compounds all associated with a significant risk of fire and explosion. They include explosives, pyrotechnic materials, powders, fertilizers and other unsteady chemicals. ...
  • Clyde Tunnel refurbishment: Modelling the performance of the new lining system and drainage channel in the event of a fire 

    Carvel, Ricky O; Torero, Jose L (Tunnel Management International, 2006-04-19)
    The Clyde Tunnel in Glasgow, Scotland, is currently undergoing refurbishment. This refurbishment includes the installation of a new tunnel lining / fire protection system in both tunnel tubes. This lining system has ...
  • Collapse scenarios of WTC 1 & 2 with extension to generic tall buildings 

    Usmani, Asif; Flint, Graeme; Jowsey, Allan; Roben, Charlotte; Torero, Jose L (2006-10)
    This paper presents a summary of the author’s investigation into the collapse of tall buildings. A large number of computational analyses have been carried out at the University of Edinburgh (UoE) over the last 4 years ...
  • A Comparative Analysis of the Use of Different Zone Models to Predict the Mass Smoke Flow for Axisymetric and Spill Plumes 

    Sanderson, Iain; Kilpatrick, Tony; Torero, Jose L (The International Association of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS), 2008-09)
    Sanderson (2007) examined the theoretical basis for and the experimentation supporting the predictive smoke zone models currently being used in fire engineering design that are cited, in nationally and internationally ...
  • Computational Model of Forward and Opposed Smoldering Combustion in Microgravity 

    Rein, Guillermo; Fernandez-Pello, Carlos; Urban, David (The Combustion Institute, 2006-08-06)
    A novel computational model of smoldering combustion capable of predicting both forward and opposed propagation is developed. This is accomplished by considering the one-dimensional, transient, governing equations for ...
  • The contribution of asphalt road surfaces to fire risk in tunnel fires: Preliminary findings 

    Carvel, Ricky O; Torero, Jose L (Tunnel Management International, 2006-04-19)
    Most fire experiments carried out in tunnels to date have focussed on the burning behaviour and smoke production of liquid pool fires and vehicle fires. Other combustible surfaces, commonly found in tunnels, have not ...