A full-scale experimental series is undertaken to generate a comprehensive data set to study and characterise ﬁres in large open-plan spaces, typical of contemporary infrastructure and Tall Buildings in particular. Developments in the understanding of enclosure ﬁre dynamics for large spaces is intended to complement the knowledge of relatively smaller, low ventilation spaces developed from the extensive body of research that underpins the original compartment ﬁre framework.
A total of twelve experiments are conducted, ten using box gas burners and two using a bed of wood cribs. Both the ﬁre development and ventilation characteristics are varied systematically to enable the careful examination of the eﬀect of each on the ﬁre dynamics within the compartment. For this set of tests, sensor instrumentation is, as far as practicable, provided at a resolution to enable benchmarking of ﬁeld models. These tests form part of the Real Fires for the Safe Design of Tall Buildings Project.
Hidalgo, Juan P; Cowlard, Adam; Abecassis-Empis, Cecilia; Maluk, Cristian; Majdalani, Agustin H; Kahrmann, Steffen; Hilditch, Ryan; Krajcovic, Michal; Torero, Jose L. (2018). Edinburgh Tall Building Fire Tests, [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. School of Engineering. http://dx.doi.org/10.7488/ds/2477.