A study on natural smoke extraction system in a cargo terminal

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A study on natural smoke extraction system in a cargo terminal


Author: Chen, Lu
Title: A study on natural smoke extraction system in a cargo terminal
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2012
Subject: Smoke prevention.
Atrium buildings -- Fires and fire prevention.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Dept. of Building Services Engineering
Pages: viii, 71 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b2551462
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/6918
Abstract: Smoke movement and the performance of static smoke extraction system in an atrium were investigated through a scale model of the cargo terminal. The objective is to study natural smoke exhaust for an atrium with a scale model. Both experimental and numerical studies were conducted to evaluate the performance of smoke exhaust systems. A small scale model was set up to study the smoke movement. Whether the system is effective in exhausting the smoke produced in a fire was tested through experiments. Smoke exhaust under a 13 MW test fire in the real scale model was studied. Numerical study using the Computational Fluid Dynamics Software Fire Dynamics Simulator to investigate fire and smoke behavior in the small-scale cargo model was conducted. Carrying out experiments with high heat release rate fire in the laboratory is restricted and of high risk. The small-scale conditions were set in the software with fire heat release rate and the simulation results were compared with small-scale experimental results.

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