Mechanism for the upward fire spread through balconies based on an investigation and experiments for a multi-story fire in high-rise apartment building

Akihiko Hokugo, Yuji Hasemi, Yoshihiko Hayashi, Masashi Yoshida

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Abstract

Summary of experiments for the investigation of a fire which caused an upward fire spread for over 12 floors through balconies in a high-rise apartment complex is reported. The experiments include indoor tests to obtain fire properties of vertical PMMA fences and outdoor tests with a full scale model of the balcony. The test results suggest significance of the increase of total flame height through merging of flames and cooperative effect of the burning of PMMA fences and combustibles on the balconies for the generation of a tall flame enough to cause ignition on the upper floor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFire Safety Science - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium
PublisherInternational Association for Fire Safety Science
Pages649-660
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0925223255, 9780925223258
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1
Event6th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science - Poitiers, France
Duration: 1999 Jul 51999 Jul 9

Publication series

NameFire Safety Science
ISSN (Print)1817-4299

Conference

Conference6th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science
CountryFrance
CityPoitiers
Period99/7/599/7/9

Keywords

  • Balconies
  • PMMA
  • Upward fire spread

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction

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    Hokugo, A., Hasemi, Y., Hayashi, Y., & Yoshida, M. (2000). Mechanism for the upward fire spread through balconies based on an investigation and experiments for a multi-story fire in high-rise apartment building. In Fire Safety Science - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium (pp. 649-660). (Fire Safety Science). International Association for Fire Safety Science. https://doi.org/10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.6-649