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Thursday, March 05, 2015

A 'new' source of data for Fire Models' validation



An officially unpublished report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now available for download from the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering collection at the Edinburgh Research Archive (ERA).

Standard Room Fire Test Research at the National Bureau of Standards
Lee B.T. and Steel J.S.
1987

Although the report was never approved for publication, it is one of the few research studies where experimental data from room-corner, Cone Calorimeter, and full-scale flame spread tests on "interior finish materials" is presented. Additionally, remarkable handwritten notes from the authors are shown throughout the report. This document has great value for validation exercises of fire models.

Thanks to Dr. Vyto Babrauskas (www.doctorfire.com) for the valuable finding.

1 comment:

Davood Zeinali said...

This is indeed a valuable work. I am aware that it has found its way to the ASTM standards later:

http://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/STP/PAGES/STP35290S.htm

Dave