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The Dalmarnock Fire Tests: Experiments and Modelling

The first FIRESEAT event was held on Wednesday 14th November 2007. It was attended by over 90 delegates from industry, fire brigades, consultancy, regulators, government departments, research agencies and academia.

The Symposium presented the results of some large scale fire tests which were carried out in a disused tower block in Dalmarnock, Glasgow in July 2006.

The experiments were designed to investigate compartment fire phenomena, demonstrate the FireGrid concept, test fire sensors & cameras and provide the most detailed set of experimental data ever recorded for comparison with fire modelling studies.

Proceedings: A 220 page book describing the experiments and modelling in detail was produced for the event. The book is available to purchase online and the 'links' below lead to summaries and full PDF versions of each of the chapters, filed in the Edinburgh Research Archive.

Programme

[All speakers from University of Edinburgh, except where noted]
Presentation Speaker
Slides
Paper
Welcome and introduction to the project Prof. Jose Torero
[PDF]
[Link]
Introduction to FireGrid Dr Stephen Welch
[PDF]
[Link]
The Role of Strathclyde Fire and Rescure Service Eddie Renfrew
Strathclyde F&RS
[PDF]
[No Paper]
Experimental layout and description of building Pedro Reszka
[PDF]
[Link]
Test One: The 'uncontrolled' compartment fire Cecilia Abecassis Empis
[PDF] [Video]
[Link]
Test Two: The 'controlled' compartment fire Adam Cowlard
[PDF]
[Link]
Laboratory Experiments Thomas Steinhaus
[PDF]
[Link]
Smoke Detection, CCTV and Remote Monitoring Systems Peter M. Mundy
Xtralis
[PDF]
[Link]
Heat transfer to the structure during the fire Dr Allan Jowsey
ArupFire
[PDF]
[Link]
Behaviour of the structure during the fire Dr Martin Gillie
[PDF]
[Link]
The performance of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Strengthening in the fire Dr Martin Gillie
[For Tim Stratford]
[PDF]
[Link]
'A priori' modelling of fire test one Dr Guillermo Rein
[PDF]
[Link]
'A posteriori' modelling of fire test one Wolfram Jahn
[PDF]
[Link]

The speakers

From left: Martin Gillie, Wolfram Jahn, Allan Jowsey, Guillermo Rein (kneeling), Pedro Reszka, Peter M. Mundy, Thomas Steinhaus (seated), Jose Torero, Cecilia Abecassis Empis, Stephen Welch (kneeling), Eddie Renfrew, Adam Cowlard.

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