Comparison of Wall-Fire Behavior With and Without a Ceiling.
Comparison of Wall-Fire Behavior With and Without a
Mitler, H. E.; Steckler, K. D.
NISTIR 5380; 32 p. November 1993.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB94-207404
wall fires; ceiling fires; ceiling jets; burning rate;
fire research; radiation feedback; spread rates
This paper demonstrates that the effects of the ceiling
on the progress of a wall fire are quite significant,
and that a project to quantify and model the effects of
a ceiling on the progress of a wall fire is indeed
justified. Experimental results from the open
literature are used for this purpose, as well as
previously-unpublished experimental results obtained at
NIST. The wall-fire model SPREAD and the room-fire
model FIRST are used seriatim to show that part of this
effect can be calculated now.