Smoke control using a double-skin façade

Wenting Ding, Yuji Hasemi, Tokiyoshi Yamada

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    Abstract

    Double-skin façades have been increasingly used as they open up new possibilities for clients and planners seeking creative new designs that are intelligently adapted to environmental conditions. Among them natural ventilation is commonly carried out in a building with double-skin facades. However double-skin façade construction is still not covered by statutory building regulations. Virtually no information exists on the behavior of this kind of façade in case of a fire. Usually for a building with a multistory double-skin façade, smoke of a fire room escaping through the inner façade into the intermediate space between the two skins may accumulate and spread horizontally and/or vertically to other rooms that have openings connected to the intermediate space for the purpose of natural ventilation. However if smoke pressure in the intermediate space can be kept lower than that of the room, smoke spread through the openings will be prevented. Considering similarity of smoke movement and stack natural ventilation, in this paper a double-skin façade used for natural ventilation is also considered for smoke control. As the results, it is proved that smoke spread can be prevented with suitable opening arrangements. Therefore natural ventilation and smoke control can be realized through one system. Reduced scale model experiments and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis are carried out in this research.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFire Safety Science
    Pages1327-1337
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event8th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science - Beijing, China
    Duration: 2005 Sep 182005 Sep 23

    Other

    Other8th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science
    CountryChina
    CityBeijing
    Period05/9/1805/9/23

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    Smoke
    Skin
    Ventilation
    Fires
    Facades
    Dynamic analysis
    Computational fluid dynamics
    Experiments

    Keywords

    • Double-skin facade
    • Model experiments
    • Natural ventilation system
    • Smoke control
    • Solar chimney

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

    Cite this

    Ding, W., Hasemi, Y., & Yamada, T. (2005). Smoke control using a double-skin façade. In Fire Safety Science (pp. 1327-1337)

    Smoke control using a double-skin façade. / Ding, Wenting; Hasemi, Yuji; Yamada, Tokiyoshi.

    Fire Safety Science. 2005. p. 1327-1337.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Ding, W, Hasemi, Y & Yamada, T 2005, Smoke control using a double-skin façade. in Fire Safety Science. pp. 1327-1337, 8th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Beijing, China, 05/9/18.
    Ding W, Hasemi Y, Yamada T. Smoke control using a double-skin façade. In Fire Safety Science. 2005. p. 1327-1337
    Ding, Wenting ; Hasemi, Yuji ; Yamada, Tokiyoshi. / Smoke control using a double-skin façade. Fire Safety Science. 2005. pp. 1327-1337
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