Full-scale fire experiments of single and double informal settlement dwellings under laboratory conditions

  • Mohamed Beshir (Creator)
  • Antonio Cicione (Creator)
  • Michal Krajcovic (Creator)
  • Dave Rush (Creator)
  • Rory Hadden (Creator)
  • Yu Wang (Creator)



A total of 13 full-scale experiments, each dwelling with a dimension of ISO 9705, were conducted in Underwriters Laboratories (Chicago) to investigate the burning behaviour of informal settlement dwellings. These experiments have two phases: Phase 1 (February 2019): Tests 1-2; Phase 2 (March and April 2019): Tests 3-13.
Among all the experiments, 12 experiments are single dwelling experiments, and 1 experiment (Test 10) is a double dwelling experiment. Experimental conditions are designed to be different, such as fuel load, wall boundary condition, ventilation conditions and fire spread between dwellings. Important parameters of compartment fire development and spread, such as heat release rate, gas temperatures, fuel mass loss rate, wall and ceiling temperature, and incident radiation heat flux around the dwellings were recorded.
Date made available30 Jun 2021
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare

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