Full-scale burning tests on double-skin façade fires

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-34
Journal / PublicationFire and Materials
Volume37
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Fire hazard of an architectural feature with double-skin façade is a concern. An identified scenario of having a post-flashover room fire adjacent to the façade was studied experimentally in a rig of 6 m tall. Eight tests of cavity depths including a wide value of 2 m, normal values of 1.5 m and 1 m and a narrow value of 0.5 m under a room flashover fire of 1200 kW were carried out. From the measured air temperature profiles inside the façade cavity, the chance of breaking the interior glass pane above the fire room is therefore very high. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Research Area(s)

  • double-skin façade, experimental study, fire hazard

Citation Format(s)

Full-scale burning tests on double-skin façade fires. / Chow, C. L.

In: Fire and Materials, Vol. 37, No. 1, 01.2013, p. 17-34.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review