Author: Huang, Zhaoying
Title: Study on the fire safety performance of modern structures subjected to facade fires
Advisors: Jiang, Liming (BEEE)
Degree: M.Eng.
Year: 2023
Subject: Flame spread -- Mathematical models
Fire testing
Fire prevention
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering
Pages: viii, 63 pages : color illustrations
Language: English
Abstract: This study employed numerical simulation, case studies, and comparative analysis to investigate the mechanisms and behavior of flame spread on building facades. Firstly, the means, behavior, and mechanism of flame spread were reviewed and studied.
Then, a facade fire case of Changsha Telecom Building was simulated using FDS and Pyrosim, and the resulting phenomena and data were analyzed. Subsequently, small-scale facade simulations and comparative analyses were conducted.
Overall, the findings suggest that the addition of non-combustible overhangs of various lengths can suppress the temperature in a certain degree regardless of their horizontal projection length. As a simple facade component, the fire inhibitory effect of overhangs is limited, but the obstruction they provide can save time for fire rescue in the case that facade fires spread quickly.
Rights: All rights reserved
Access: restricted access

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