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Title: Fire hazard assessment in a big hall with the multi-cell zone modelling concept
Authors: Chow, WK 
Keywords: Big space
Fire hazard assessment
Fire models
Fire risk analysis
Multi-cell approach
Zone model
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Journal of fire sciences, 1997, v. 15, no. 1, p. 14-28 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of fire sciences 
Abstract: The multi-cell concept is further applied for assessing the fire hazard of a big hall using a zone model. A hall of size 60 m by 60 m by 5 m was selected for the study. HAZARD1, a computer-based hazard calculation method combining models of fire growth and egress was used for fire hazard assessment. This hall was divided into a "nine-room" structure, a "three-room" structure, and a "one-room" structure. Room numbers and node numbers for each group were labelled for use by the evacuation module EXITT. The fire environment was simulated by the fire zone model CFAST. With the predicted results, the escape paths of the occupants were then simulated. The module TENAB was used to study whether tenability criteria were exceeded. Because the "multi-cell" concept of using a zone model can give detailed information in the fire environment, better identification of the escape path and more accurate prediction on tenability are possible.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/31835
ISSN: 0734-9041
EISSN: 1530-8049
DOI: 10.1177/073490419701500102
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