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Title: Short notes on internal voids in highrise buildings - are they safe in a fire?
Authors: Chow, WK 
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Source: International journal on architectural science (建築科學國際期刊), 2001, v. 2, no. 1, p. 15-17 How to cite?
Journal: International journal on architectural science (建築科學國際期刊) 
Abstract: Internal voids are now commonly found in new highrise buildings. There are concerns on fire safety associated with their design. Two aspects are pointed out in this short note:
- Fire aspects of a room such as kitchen or bathroom opened to an internal void.
- Spread of smoke from the fire level to adjacent levels.
Fire models including Computational Fluid Dynamics are used for the analysis.
Preliminary results indicated that further studies, including full-scale burning tests, should be carried out to investigate the potential fire hazard.
ISSN: 1562-7810
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