Enhanced fire severity in modern Indian dwellings

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dc.contributor.author Khan, Nasar A.
dc.contributor.author Srivastava, Gaurav
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-10T13:22:46Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-10T13:22:46Z
dc.date.issued 2018-07
dc.identifier.citation Khan, Nasar Ahmad and Srivastava, Gaurav, “Enhanced fire severity in modern Indian dwellings”, Current Science, DOI: 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/320-325, vol. 115, no. 2, pp. 320-325, Jul. 2018. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0011-3891
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iitgn.ac.in/handle/123456789/3847
dc.description.abstract The present study focuses on assessment and proba- bilistic characterization of fire load, a key input to performance-based fire design, in office and dormito- ry buildings in India. A survey using combined inven- tory-weighing method was conducted and the results analysed with respect to several parameters such as room use, type of combustibles, etc. Probabilistic models based on the generalized extreme value and gamma probability density functions have been pro- posed for fire load energy density. It has been found that, on an average, the fi re load present in modern buildings is about three times greater than what is re- ported by earlier studies and prescribed by building codes. Thus, the severity of potential fires that can occur in a compartment has increased considerably. Parametric fire curves have been developed and compared with standard fire curves to assess the increase in severity. The developed fire curves possess a greater growth rate and predict a greater tempera- ture within the first one hour, when compared to the standard curves, showing that there is a greater fire risk. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Nasar Ahmad Khan and Gaurav Srivastava
dc.description.uri http://dx.doi.org/ 10.18520/cs/v115/i2/320-325
dc.format.extent vol. 115, no. 2, pp. 320-325
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Current Science Association in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Sciences (India) en_US
dc.subject Design fire en_US
dc.subject enhanced fire risk, en_US
dc.subject fire load energy density, en_US
dc.subject fire load survey en_US
dc.title Enhanced fire severity in modern Indian dwellings en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Current Science

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