Test One: The ‘Uncontrolled’ Fire

Cecilia Abecassis Empis, Adam Cowlard, Stephen Welch, Jose Torero

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The first of the Dalmarnock Fire Tests was a post-flashover compartment fire experiment held on July 25th, 2006, in a two-bedroom single-family flat on the 4th floor of the 23- storey reinforced concrete tower in Dalmarnock, Glasgow, where the tests were held. The main experimental compartment was a fully-furnished living room/office space, instrumented with a high density of fire- and structural-monitoring sensors where a fire was allowed to develop freely to post-flashover conditions. A detailed description of the set-up of this test, including compartment layout, fuel and ventilation conditions and specifics of the monitoring sensors can be found in Chapter 2. Major events throughout the 19 min fire are reported followed by a thorough characterisation of the fire using sensor information. The characterisation of Test One provides a platform with potential for analytical and computational fire model validation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Dalmarnock fire tests: experiments and modelling
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh, School of Engineering
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)978-0-9557497-0-4, 0955749700
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2007
EventThe Dalmarnock Fire Tests: Experiments and Modelling - University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Nov 200714 Nov 2007

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NameFireSeat (Fire Safety Engineering Applied To)


SymposiumThe Dalmarnock Fire Tests: Experiments and Modelling
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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