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Computer Program for Analysis of Pressurized Stairwells and Pressurized Elevator Shafts.


pdf icon Computer Program for Analysis of Pressurized Stairwells and Pressurized Elevator Shafts. (5678 K)
Klote, J. H.

NIST SP 983; NBSIR 80-2157; 85 p. May 2002.

Collected Publications Related to the Use of Elevators During Fires. NIST SP 983. May 2002, Bukowski, R. W.; Burgess, S. R.; Reneke, P. A., Editor(s)(s), 2002.

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Website: http://wtc.nist.gov/pubs/elevators
Order number: PB81-159709

Keywords:

air movement; computer programs; egress; elevator shafts; escape means; pressurization; smoke control; stairwells

Abstract:

Pressurized stairwells and pressurized elevators can be used as a means of providing a smoke free exit route during fire situations. This paper describes a computer program which analyzes systems intended to pressurize stairwells or elevator shafts. The basic assumptions and limitations of the program are also discussed. The appendice contain a program listing and examples.