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Computer Program for Analysis of Smoke Control Systems. Final Report.


pdf icon Computer Program for Analysis of Smoke Control Systems. Final Report. (2528 K)
Klote, J. H.

NIST SP 983; NBSIR 82-2512; 69 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.

Sponsor:

Department of Health and Human Services

Available from:

TO VIEW NIST SP 983 GO TO
Website: http://wtc.nist.gov/pubs/elevators
Order number: PB82-254814

Keywords:

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

Abstract:

This paper describes a computer program developed to analyze systems intended to control smoke in building fires. These systems include pressurized stairwells, pressurized elevator shafts, one smoke control systems, and pressurized corridors. This program calculates air flows and differential pressures throughout a building in which a smoke control system is operating. The basic assumptions and limitations of the program are also discussed. The appendices contain a program listing and examples. NOTE: The computer program can be dowloaded from the FRBBS.