Smoke Control and Fire Evacuation

July 2008
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Jul2008, Vol. 80 Issue 7, p36
The article discusses the fire-evacuation analysis related to smoke-control applications. According to the article, evacuation can be estimated by hydraulic analogy to stimulate people as fluid particles. It is stated that it is important that estimates of evacuation include pre-movement time and evacuation efficiency. It reveals that the constrained-flow approach is appropriate for a large number of buildings in which the exterior stairwell door is the flow constraint.


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