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  • Fire Experiments of Thin-Walled CFRP Pretensioned High Strength Concrete Slabs Under Service Load 

    Terrasi, Giovanni; Maluk, Cristian; Bisby, Luke; Hugi, Erich; Kanik, Birol (The International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC), 2012-06-14)
    Sustainable precast concrete elements are emerging utilizing high-performance, self-consolidating, fibre-reinforced concrete (HPSCC) reinforced with high-strength, lightweight, and non-corroding prestressed carbon fibre ...
  • Fire Safety in High-rise Buildings, Lessons Learned from the WTC 

    Torero, Jose L; Quintiere, James Q; Steinhaus, Thomas (Jahresfachtagung der Vereingung zur Forderrung des Deutschen Brandschutzez, 2002)
    This paper addresses the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. Provides a brief background on the philosophy of fire protection for high-rise buildings and the behavior of a fire within a compartment. It further describes ...
  • Fire Size and Fire Spread in Tunnels with Longitudinal Ventilation Systems. 

    Carvel, Ricky O; Beard, Alan; Jowitt, P W; Drysdale, Dougal (SAGE Publications, 2005)
    The results and findings of three previous research projects are combined with new research to estimate the overall influence of longitudinal ventilation on fire size and spread in tunnels. Each of the three previous ...
  • Fire Size in Tunnels 

    Carvel, Ricky O (School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, 2004-09)
    In recent years, a number of high profile accidental fires have occurred in several road and rail tunnels throughout the world. Many of these fires grew rapidly to catastrophic size and claimed many lives. The processes ...
  • FIRESTRUC - Integrating advanced three-dimensional modelling methodologies for predicting thermo-mechanical behaviour of steel and composite structures subjected to natural fires 

    Welch, Stephen; Miles, Steward; Kumar, Suresh; Lemaire, Tony; Chan, Alan (The International Assocation of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS), 2008-09)
    A hierarchy of coupling strategies for integrating advanced three-dimensional modelling methodologies for prediction of the thermo-mechanical response of structures in fire has been developed and systematically assessed. ...
  • From Pyrolysis Kinetics to Models of Condensed-Phase Burning 

    Rein, Guillermo (BCC, 2008-06)
    The state-of-the-art of fire modelling is currently hindered due to a poor capability to model the burning of solid fuels. Current fire modelling tools provide good predictions of the thermal effects of a fire (e.g. the ...
  • Gains and Threats from Smouldering Combustion to Biochar Production and Storage 

    Rein, Guillermo (International Biochar Initiative, 2008-09-08)
    Biochar is an environmentally beneficial way of locking carbon emissions into a solid phase and storage for very long periods of time. On the one hand, smouldering combustion can be used in a pyrolysis reactor to provide ...
  • Heat and Mass Transfer in Fires: Scaling Laws and their Application 

    Torero, Jose L (2005-10)
    Fire is a phenomenon that covers a multiplicity of scales depending on the different processes involved. Length scales range from the nanometres when addressing material flammability to the kilometres when dealing with ...
  • How did the WTC towers collapse: a new theory 

    Usmani, Asif; Chung, Y. C.; Torero, Jose L (Fire Safety Journal, 2003-10)
    This paper uses a finite element model to investigate the stability of the Twin-Towers of the World Trade Center, New York for a number of different fire scenarios. This investigation does not take into account the ...
  • Ignition Performance of New and Used Motor Vehicle Upholstery Fabrics 

    Spearpoint, Michael; Olenick, Stephen M; Torero, Jose L; Steinhaus, Thomas (Wiley InterScience, 2005)
    This paper examines the standards for fire safety in transport systems and in particular the test method for the flammability of materials within passenger compartments of motor vehicles. The paper compares data from ...
  • In-Depth Temperature Measurements of Timber in Fires 

    Reszka, Pedro; Torero, Jose L (Universidade de Aveiro, 2006-05)
    Modern construction relies more and more on metallic connectors. Their failure during fires is related to the glass transition of the lignin matrix at around 100°C. Based on this information, a series of tests were carried ...
  • Inaugural Lecture of Prof Rasbash (1974): New Variation on an Old Theme 

    Rasbash, David (University of Edinburgh, Department of Fire Safety Engineering, 1974-11-14)
    Opening Paragraph Well, my Department is called the Department of Fire Safety Engineering. It is a very rare department indeed in a University. Nowhere else in Europe is there a similar animal. There are a few close ...
  • Incendio latente bajo las Tablas de Daimiel 

    Rein, Guillermo (El Pais, 2010-04)
    El incendio de las turberas secas del Parque Nacional de Las Tablas de Daimiel que se detectó en el verano de 2009 llevó a la sociedad española a conocer de primera mano y de golpe la amenaza que representan los incendios ...
  • The Influence of Travelling Fires on a Concrete Frame 

    Law, Angus; Stern-Gottfried, Jamie; Gillie, Martin; Rein, Guillermo (Journal of Engineering Structures - Elsevier, 2011)
    When building fires occur in large, open, compartments they rarely burn uniformly across an entire floor plate of a structure. Instead, they tend to travel, igniting fuel in their path and burning it out as they move to ...
  • Interaction Diagrams for Ambient and Heated Concrete Sections 

    Law, Angus; Gillie, Martin (Engineering Structures, 2010)
    Bending moment axial force interaction diagrams are a commonly used tool in any design office. When designing for fire conditions, the large axial forces which develop place an additional importance on the consideration ...
  • Interactions between Soot and CH* in a Laminar Boundary Layer Type Diffusion Flame in Microgravity 

    Fuentes, Andres; Legros, Guillaume; Claverie, Alain; Joulain, Pierre; Vantelon, Jean-Pierre; Torero, Jose L (The Combustion Institute, 2007-01)
    A three-dimensional laminar non-buoyant diffusion flame was studied with the objective of improving the understanding of the soot production. The flame originated from a porous ethylene burner discharging into a laminar ...
  • An Inverse Stefan Problem Relevant to Boilover: Heat Balance Integral Solutions and Analysis 

    Hristov, J (Thermal society, Belgrade, 2007-06)
    Stefan problems relevant to burning oil-water systems are formulated. Two moving boundary sub-problems are defined: burning liquid surface and formation of a distillation (“hot zone”) layer beneath it. The basic ...
  • Investigation of a Fatal Fire in a Moving Vehicle 

    Alvares, Norman; Staggs, Kirk; Rein, Guillermo (International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards, 2007)
    This paper summarizes the essentials of an investigation conducted by the authors to test conflicting scenarios regarding the cause and origin of an accidental fire. Fire investigators proposed that an underbody fuel-leak ...
  • Investigation of the fertilizer fire aboard the Ostedijk 

    Hadden, Rory; Rein, Guillermo; Jervis, Freddy Xavier (2008)
    This paper provides an account of a self-sustaining decomposition event of the NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium) fertilizer freight aboard the ship Ostedijk. The fire developed inside the cargo hold for several ...
  • Large-scale pool fires 

    Steinhaus, Thomas; Welch, Stephen; Carvel, Ricky O; Torero, Jose L (2007-03-29)
    A review of research into the burning behaviour of large pool fires and fuel spill fires is presented. The features which distinguish such fires from smaller pool fires are mainly associated with the fire dynamics at low ...