Smoke and fire dynamics in atria and large enclosures: an overview
MetadataShow full item record
Knowledge AreaMecánica de Fluidos
SponsorsThe authors want to acknowledge Dr. David Rich, University of California at Berkeley, for providing good advice on improvements to the text.
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Bibliographic CitationGutiérrez-Montes, Cándido & Rein, Guillermo & Rojas, Enrique & Viedma, A. (2009). Smoke and fire dynamics in atria and large enclosures: an overview. En Fire Safety (Ed. Ingmr Søgaard & Hans Krogh) Nova Publishers, Hauppauge NY: 2009. Series: Safety and Risk in Society. ISBN: 978-1-60741-490-2.
Prevención de incendios
The inclusion of atria within modern large buildings is relatively recent. An atrium can be defined as a large open space connecting two or more storeys. Atria are important architectonical features since the 60’s and can be found among others in shopping centres, office buildings and high-rise buildings, airports, stations and sports centres. However, the atria represent a new, innovative, complex and non conventional architectonical element that can lead to fire environments diverging significantly from those used for the development of current codes and standards. Atria are a source of discussion in the fire safety community because smoke can easily spread from one floor to another making the traditional methodologies for compartmentation of little or null effect. The design of smoke management in atria was/has been based on prescriptive codes since the 70’s. It was at mid 80´s when the study of fire within atria started, both experimentally and numerically. Since then, many researches, ...
- Capítulos de libros