Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/11843
Title: Study on the flashover criteria for compartmental fires
Authors: Chow, WK 
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Journal of fire sciences, 1997, v. 15, no. 2, p. 95-107 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of fire sciences 
Abstract: Criteria on the possibility of having flashover in a compartment fire were reviewed. The heat balance equation in the compartment was studied. The zone model CFAST 2.0 was applied to study the fire environment in a small compartment with a door of different area. Important parameters including the average upper and lower layer temperature, the smoke layer interface height, and the mass flow rates for intake air and outgoing smoke were calculated. Those predicted results were substituted back to the heat balance equation for determining the possibility of having flashover. The analysis shows that it is possible to determine the likelihood for flashover by using a well-validated zone model. From the heat-temperature curves derived, effect of the sprinkler can also be studied.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/11843
ISSN: 0734-9041
EISSN: 1530-8049
DOI: 10.1177/073490419701500202
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