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MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY POSTERS
SUNDAY
16.00 Interflam Registration
    MONDAY

8.00 Registration

9.00 OPENING


09.15 PLENARY SESSIONS - TBC

10.30

Discussion

10.30

Discussion

10.30

Discussion

10.40

Break

10.40

Break

10.40

Break

A.

NEW TEST METHODS

B.

FACADES

C.

DETECTION & SUPPRESSION

11.10

Ignition of Pre-Heated Flammable Vapor Clouds in Obstructed Environments: Flame Propagation and Flame Arrester Performance
Joshua Dinaburg & A Kapahi, S Lakshmipathy, Jensen Hughes, USA

11.10

An Holistic Approach for Fire Safety Requirements and Design of Facade Systems
Patrick van Hees, Lund University, Sweden, M Stromgren, Lund University/BRIAB, Sweden & B Meacham, Meacham Associates, USA

11.10

The Performance of Multi-Sensor Detectors to Fire and False Alarm Sources
Raman Chagger, BRE, UK

11.30

Development of New Intermediate-Scale Box Test on Sandwich Panel Products Pertaining to the Correlation with ISO 13784-1 Room Test
Hideki Yoshioka, NILIM, T Noguchi, T Ando, The University of Tokyo, K Kobayashi, M Kanematsu, Tokyo University of Science, S Pareek, Nihon University & T Hayakawa, TSV, Japan

11.30

Fire Risk Assessment of High Rise Buildings With Combustible Exterior Wall Assemblies: NFPA’s EFFECT ® Tool
Birgitte Messerschmidt, NFPA & Susan Lamont, Arup, USA

11.30

Relative Roles of Aqueous Film Formation and Foam Degradation on Fire Suppression by Foams Containing Fluorosurfactants

Katherine Hinnant, S Giles, A Snow, R Ananth, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory & M Button, George Washington University, USA

11.50

Evaluation of Mitigation Strategies for Propagating Thermal Runaway in Lithium Ion Battery Packs
Christopher Lee, A Said, S Stoliarov,  University of Maryland, USA

11.50

Facades:What are the Requirements in the USA?  
Marcelo Hirschler, GBH International, USA

11.50

Why Equal Flow from Different K-Factor Sprinklers Does Not Always Offer Equivalent Protection?
Yogish Gopala, S D’Aniello & S Sienkiewicz, FM Global, USA

12.10

Novel Test Bench for Extreme Fire Scenario: Experimental and Numerical Modeling Studies
Roland Adanmenou, F Samyn, M Jimenez, S Duquesne & S Bourbigot, ENSCL, University of Lille, France

12.10

Changes in Facade Regulations
Alex Webb, CSIRO, Australia, A Hofmann, BAM, Germany


12.10

Full-Scale Fire Tests of High-Pressure Water Mist used as a Fire Barrier
Lasse Sorensen Laustsen, EKJ Consulting Company AS, Denmark,  B Paulsen Husted, Lund University, Sweden &  L Schiott Sorensen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark,

12.30

Discussion

 

Discussion

 

Discussion

12.50

Lunch

A.

MASS TIMBER

B.

FACADES

C.

SUPPRESSION

14.00

Enclosure Fire Model for Mass Timber Construction – Benchmarking with a Kinetic Wood Pyrolysis Submodel
Colleen Wade, BRANZ Ltd, New Zealand, D Hopkin & Michael Spearpoint, OFR Consultants, UK, J Su, NRCC, Canada & C Fleischmann,  University of Canterbury, New Zealand

14.00

Fire Performance Evaluation of Cladding Wall Assemblies Using the 16-Ft High Parallel Panel Test Method of ANSI/FM 4880
Gaurav Agarwal, Y Wang & S Dorofeev, FM Global, Research Division, USA

 

14.00

Experimental Investigation of Human Tenability and Sprinkler Protection in Hospital Room Fires
Simo Hostikka, E Veikkanen, Aalto University, T Hakkarainen & T Kajolinna, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland

14.20

Development of a Fire Performance Assessment Method for Qualifying Cross-Laminated Timber Adhesives  Marc Janssens & A Joyce, SwRI, USA

14.20

European Approach to Assess the Fire Performance of Facades
J Anderson, L Bostrom, RISE, Sweden, R Chiva, E Guillaume, EFECTIS France, S Colwell, BRE, UK, Anja Hofmann, BAM, Germany & P Toth, EMI, Hungary

14.20

An Experimental Study of SMART Sprinkler Protection of High Rack Storage with Reduced Water Demand
Stanislav Kostka, Y Gopala, Y Xin & S Dorofeev, FM Global, USA

14.40

Enclosure Fire Dynamics with a Combustible Ceiling
Robert McNamee, Brandskyddslaget, Sweden, J Zehfuss, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig (iBMB), Germany, A Bartlett, L. Bisby, University of Edinburgh, UK & M Heidari, F Robert, CERIB Fire Testing Centre, France

14.40

A New Test Method to Determine the Fire Behaviour of Facades With ETIC System
Piergiacomo Cancelliere, S Shiaroli, Ministry of Interior, Italian National Fire Rescue and Service, S Sassi, M Madeddu, P Canzani, FSC Engineering Milano, A Lucchini, A Stefanazzi, Politecnico di Milano, S Messa, E Anselmi, LS-Fire Testing Institute, A Villotti, Italian South Tyrol Fire Service, Italy

14.40

Impact of Fuel Packaging Arrangement on Fire Growth and Suppression in Rack Storage of Cartoned Commodities
James White & Y Xin, FM Global, Research Division, USA

15.00

Thermo-Mechanical Behaviour of Cross-Laminated Timber Slabs Under Standard and Natural Fires
Jean-Christophe Mindeguia, I2M, University of Bordeaux, France, F Robert, S Mohaine, CERIB, France, L Bisby, A Bartlett, University of Edinburgh, UK & R Jansson McNamee, Brandskyddslaget, Sweden

15.00

Modelling Fire Tests of Facade Systems Incorporating Aluminium Composite Material-Based Claddings
Virginie Drean, E Guillaume, B Girardin, EFECTIS, France, T Fateh, EFECTIS UK-Ireland/ Ulster University FIRESERT, UK

15.00

Cooling of a Smoke Layer by a Sprinkler Spray: Validation of the FDS CFD Model
David den Boer, J van Oerle, Peutz & N Tenbült, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

15.20

Fire Performance of Moment-Resisting Concealed Steel-Glulam Frame Connections
Christian Gonzalez Crespo & G Hadjisophocleous, Carleton University,  O Salem, Lakehead University, Canada 

15.20

Modelling a Facade Fire Using Multiscale Experimental-Numerical Simulation Method
Eric Guillaume, V Drean, B Girardin, F Benameur, M Koohkan, EFECTIS France & T Fateh, EFECTIS UK-Ireland/ Ulster University, FIRESERT, UK

15.20

The Impact of Automatic Smoke and Heat Vents on Sprinkler System Performance
Alex Krisman, K Meredith & Y Wang, FM Global, USA

15.40

Discussion

15.40

Discussion

15.40

Discussion

16.10

Break

16.10

Break

16.10

Break

 

MEASUREMENT CHALLENGES

 

HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN FIRE

 

FIRE PREVENTION & SAFETY

16.30

Time-Resolved 3D Temperature/Displacement Measurements for Investigating the Fire Behaviour of Composite Materials
Gillian Leplat, Y Le Sant, P Reulet & T Batmalle, ONERA – The French Aerospace Lab, France

16.30

Influence of Dispositional and Situational Factors on Human Perceptions of Fire Risk
J Bonny, Morgan State University, & Isaac Leventon, NIST, Fire Research Division, USA

16.30

The Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem – A Holistic Approach to Fire Safety
Birgitte Messerschmidt, NFPA, USA

16.50

Application of High Emissivity Gauge Heat Flux Data to Low Emissivity Surfaces
Christian Rippe & B Lattimer, Jensen Hughes, USA

16.50

The Older Adult – Associated Fire Risks and Current Challenges for the Development of Future Fire Safety Intervention Strategies
Peter Cassidy, N McConnell & K Boyce, Ulster University, UK

16.50

The Information Campaign “Action Against Fire” – Did It Work?
Lotta Alm, Lund University/BRIAB, Sweden

17.10

Small-scale Test on Thickness of Ceiling Jet in Tunnel Fire under Natural Ventilation
Yuki Yamauchi, Railway Technical Research Institute/ Yokohama National University, S Saito, Railway Technical Research Institute & Y Oka, Yokohama National University, Japan

17.10

New Design Approach for Fire Safe Hospital Wards
Paul Hoondert, B Peters, DGMR Consulting Engineers, The Netherlands
 

17.10

Arson in Swedish Schools – A Societal Problem on the Rise
N Johansson, M McNamee & Patrick van Hees, Lund University, Sweden

17.30

Discussion

17.30

Discussion

17.30

Discussion

17.50

POSTER SESSION A

19.00

             Social Evening – Founders Building


     TUESDAY

 

A.

PYROLYSIS MODELLING

B.

HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN FIRE

C.

FSE

 

8.40

Automated Fitting of Thermogravimetric Analysis Data
Morgan Bruns, Virginia Military Institute & I Leventon, NIST, USA

8.40

Developing a Notation for Mapping Evacuee Response
Steven Gwynne, Movement Strategies, UK, J Ouellette, Federal Government of Canada, R Brown, Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland  & M Kinateder, National Research Council Canada, Canada

8.40

Research Needs for the Fire Safety Engineering Profession: The SFPE Roadmap
Chris Jelenewicz, SFPE, USA

 

9.00

Thermal Decomposition of Vegetative Fuels
Isaac Leventon, NIST& M Bruns, Virginia Military Institute , USA

9.00

Towards Enhancing Behavioural Realism in Virtual Reality Fire Evacuation Experiments
Silvia Arias, J Wahlqvist, E Ronchi, H Frantzich, Lund University & D Nilsson, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

9.00

Africa: The Next Frontier for Fire Safety Engineering?
R Walls, Antonio Cicione, Stellenbosch University, South Africa & B Messerschmidt, K Almand, NFPA, USA

 

9.20

Material Burning Property Estimation Methodology and Validation
Fengchang Yang,  J Hodges, B Lattimer, Jensen Hughes, USA

9.20

Reproducibility of Route Choice for Evacuation In Virtual Reality Comparison with Evacuation Experiment in a Large Scale Underground Mall
Yoshikazu Minegishi, Takenaka Corporation, K Kishida, NTT facilities, M Enomoto, Akeno Facility Resilience Institute & Y Hasemi, Waseda University, Japan

9.20

Ten Fundamental Principles on Defining and Expressing Thermal Exposure as Boundary Conditions In Fire Safety Engineering
Ulf Wickstrom, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden, S Hunt, B Lattimer, C Beyler Jensen Hughes, USA & J Barnett, Basic Expert Pty Ltd, Australia

 

9.40

Flame Heat Feedback Model for Simulation of Cone Calorimetry
Conor McCoy, J Tilles, S Stoliarov, University of Maryland, USA

9.40

A Method for Collecting Times and Routes on Stairs Focusing on Children in Schools 
Rosaria Ono & M Vargas Valentim,  University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

9.40

Fire Safe Ventilation Concepts Without Excessive Use of Fire Insulation
A Saeter Boe & C Sesseng, Ragni Fjellgaard Mikalsen,  RISE Fire Research AS, Norway

 

10.00

Discussion

10.00

Discussion

10.00

Discussion

 

10.20

Break

10.20

Break

10.20

Break

 

A.

COMPARTMENT FIRES

B.

HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN FIRE

C.

FSE

 

10.50

The Effects on Compartment Pressurisation and Risk of Smoke Spread from Airtight Facades
Ulf Johansson, RED Fire Engineers, Australia

10.50

Fire Evacuation and Exit Design Strategies for Cultural Centres
Rene Champagne, University of Waterloo, T Young, J Gales, York University, Canada &  M Kinsey, Arup, China

10.50

A Round Robin of Fire Modelling for Performance Based Design
Nils Johansson, Lund University, J Andersson, RISE Safety and Transport, R McNamee, Brandskyddslaget & C Pelo, Ramboll, Sweden

 

11.10

Compartment Fire Models
U Wickstrom, Alexandra Bystrom, Lulea Technical University, Sweden

11.10

A Systems Engineering Approach to Analysing Emergency Evacuation Management in Large, Complex, Public Occupancy Buildings
Georgia Bateman & A Majumdar, Imperial College London, UK

11.10

Assessment of a Novel Approach for the Representation of a Fire Smoke Plume with a Hot Air Plume
Mohamed Beshir, D Rush, Y Wang,University of Edinburgh, UK, B Merci T Beji, Ghent University, Belgium

 

11.30

Experimental and Numerical Study of Fire Event Involving Two Simultaneous Fire Sources in Confined and Ventilated Compartments
Hugues Pretrel & W Plumecocq, IRSN, France

11.30

Hospital Evacuation Planning Tool for Assistance Devices (HEPTAD)
Michael Joyce, P Lawrence & E Galea, University of Greenwich, UK

11.30

Fire Safety in Undergound Power Plants
Fire Safety in Undergound Power Plants
David Snorrason, S Kjaernested, Iceland Construction Authority, B Karlsson,
University of Iceland & N Johansson, Lund University, Sweden

 

11.50

Defining the Flame Extension under the Ceiling for Travelling Fires inside Very Large Compartments
Mohammad Heidari, CERIB, France; Imperial College, P Kotsovinos, Arup, UK & G Rein, Imperial College, UK

11.50

Modeling Human Behavior in Emergency Stadium Fire Evacuations
D Aucoin, T Young, John Gales, York University, Canada & M Kinsey, Arup, China

 

11.50

Identification and Characterization of Design Fires to be used in Performance-Based Fire Design of CERN Facilities
Darko Perovic,  Denmark, P van Hees, D Madsen, J Pagels, W Malmborg, L Gren, Lund University, Sweden, O Rios & S La Mendola, CERN, Switzerland

 

12.10

Spatiotemporal Measurement of Light Extinction Coefficients in Compartment Fires
Lukas Arnold, A Belt,  Forschungszentrum Julich & T Schultze, L Sichma, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany (TBC)

12.10

Use of Statistical Approach on Stochastic Building Egress Simulations: Applied to BuildingExodus and Pedestrian Dynamics
Quentin Jullien, P Lardet, N Pinoteau, CSTB & J-L Paillat, A Thiry-Muller, LCPP, France

 

12.10

Application of Design Bridge Fires: Fire Performance Assessment of a Highway Bridge
Jiayu Hu, Mott MacDonald/University of Edinburgh, R Carvel, University of Edinburgh, UK, T Lewis, Mott MacDonald, UK & A Usmani, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

 

12.30

Discussion

12.30

Discussion

12.30

Discussion

 

12.55

Lunch

12.55

Lunch

12.55

Lunch

 

A.

FIRE SPREAD MODELING

B.

HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN FIRE

C.

FIRE RISK

 

14.10

Assessment of an Engineering Method for The Contribution of Wood: Application To ISO 9705 with Different Linings Coverage
Bertrand Girardin, M Duny, V Drean & G Auguin, Efectis, France

14.10

A Modelling Study on the Impact of Luggage and Airworthiness Certification on Aircraft Evacuation 
Alexander Johansson, Brandkonsultbyran Sverige, E Ronchi,, Lund University, Sweden, S Gwynne, Movement Strategies, UK/NRCC & A Thompson,  National Research Council of Canada

14.10

An Holistic Framework for Risk-Informed Performance-Based Building Regulation
Brian Meacham, Meacham Associates, USA

 

14.30

Testing for Knowledge: Maximising Information Obtained from Fire Tests by using Machine Learning Techniques
Arjan Dexters, S Welch, G Jomaas, University of Edinburgh, UK, Rolff Ripke Leisted, Technical University of Denmark & Ruben Van Coile, Ghent University, Belgium

14.30

Physical Exertion During Ascending Evacuation While Carrying Load
A Velasco,  A Halder, K Kuklane, Enrico Ronchi,Lund University, Sweden

14.30

The MaxEnt Method for Probabilistic Structural Fire Engineering –  Performance of Multi-Modal Ouputs
Danny Hopkin, I Fu, OFR Consultants/University of Sheffield, UK, T Gernay, Johns Hopkins University, USA & N Elhami-Khorasani, University at Buffalo, Canada , R Van Coile, University of Ghent, Belgium

 

14.50

Quantifying Heat Transfer Level Probability for Local Fire Exposures
Jonathan Hodges, S. Kraft, C Rippe, S Hunt & B Lattimer, Jensen Hughes, USA

14.50

Examination of Area Setting Around the Bottleneck Opening
Natsuki Fujimoto, Y Ohmiya, J-i Yamaguchi, T Sano, M Tange, Tokyo University of Science, Japan

14.50

A Dynamic Probabilistic Fire Risk Model Incorporating Technical, Human and Organizational Risks for High-Rise Residential Buildings
S Tan, D Weinert, P Joseph, Khalid Moinuddin, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

 

15.10

Towards a Simplified Fire Dynamic Simulator Model to Analyse Fire Spread Between Multiple Informal Settlement Dwellings Based on Full-Scale Experiments
Antonio Cicione & R Walls, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

15.10

Gaze Point in the Maze Set Evacuation Drills: Analysis of Eye Movement at the Indoor Wayfinding
Young-Hoon Bae, J-Y Son, W-H Hong, Kyungpook National University, Y-C Kim, Hanyang University Erica & R-S Oh, J-H Choi, Pukyong National University, South Korea

15.10

AAMKS – Integrated Cloud-Based Application for Probabilistic Fire Risk Assessment
Adam Krasuski, The Main School of Fire Service, Warsaw, Poland & S Hostikka, Aalto University, Finland

 

15.30

Discussion

15.30

Discussion

15.30

Discussion

 

15.50

Break

15.50

Break

15.50

Break

 

A.

LARGE SPACE & CFD MODELING

B.

HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN FIRE

C.

POOL FIRES

16.20

Influence of Compartment Geometry on the Occurrence of Backdraught
Chia Lung Wu, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan  & R Carvel, The University of Edinburgh, UK

 

16.20

Descending Evacuation on Staircases: How Accurate are Models in Representing Movement Without Merging?
Tomonori Sano, Waseda University, Japan, E Ronchi, Y Wu, Lund University, Sweden, A Sekizawa, M Mizuno, S Park, Tokyo University of Science, K Fujii, National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster & H Kadokura, Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan

16.20

Fire Safety of Alcoholic Beverages in Retail Stores
Tuula Hakkarainen, T Korhonen & J Vaari,VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland

 

16.40

An Analysis of a Method to Estimate the Effect of Wind on Natural Ventilation in Large Spaces
Nils Johansson, Lund University, Sweden & B Karlsson, University of Iceland, Iceland

16.40

Evacuation in Institutions Serving People with Mobility Disabilities – Movement Speed Research Results
Gyorgy Veres & J Rauscher, Obudai University, Hungary

16.40

Tank Cars Engulfed In Fires: Heat Flux Measurements
Yoon Ko, C Lam, NRCC, Canada, A Luketa, D Lord, Sandia National Laboratories, USA & A Butko, C Kirney, M Spiess, Transport Canada

17.00

Performance of Two Subgrid Extinction Models in the Simulations of Highly Strained Flames
Egor Kuznetsov, E Markus & A Snegirev, Peter the Great St.-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia

17.00

The Influence of Individual Impairment on Crowd Dynamics
Paul Geoerg, A Hofmann, BAM & J Schumann, M Boltes, S Holl, Forschungszentrum Julich, Germany

17.00

Simulated Pool Fire Testing And Modeling of a Composite Metal Foam
Afsaneh Rabiei, K Karimpour, North Carolina State University, Marc Janssens & D Basu SwRI, USA

17.20

CFD Modelling of Outdoor Smoke Dispersion with Agglomeration and Deposition Mechanisms using a Cutcell-Immersed Boundary Method
Oriol Rios, S La Mendola, CERN, Switzerland R McDermott, G Forney, NIST, USA, M Vanella, NIST/ University of Maryland, USA & E Gissi, Corpo nazionale dei Vigili del Fuoco, Italy, J Floyd, Jensen Hughes, USA

17.20

Quantitative Risk Analysis and Numerical Investigation to Determine Critical Fire Scenarios in the Environment of Handicapped People
Andrea Klippel, F Rabe, U Krause, Institute of Apparatus and Environmental Engineering, Otto von Guericke University & A Hofmann, BAM, Germany

17.20

Numerically Solved Flame Spectra of a N-Heptane Pool Fire
H Bordbar, Simo Hostikka, Aalto University, Finland, P Boulet & G Parent, Universite de Lorraine/CNRS, France

17.40

Discussion

17.40

 

17.40

 

18.00

Conference Close Day 2

18.00

Conference Close Day 2

18.00

Conference Close Day 2

19.00

Coaches depart for Conference Dinner


WEDNESDAY

A.

FIRE INVESTIGATION

B.

LARGE OUTDOOR AND

WILDLAND FIRES

C.

TRANSPORTATION

8.40

Fire Spread in Wind Turbine Generator Towers
Paulius Tekorius, Teknical Associates, Inc, USA

8.40

A Critical Review of Wildfire Models and Simulation Tools for Wui Applications
Islam Gomaa, M Adelzadeh, N Benichou, , A Bwalya, M Sultan, J Singh, A Gaur & N Elsagan,
National Research Council Canada, S Gwynne, Movement Strategies, UK

8.40

Temperature Assessment of Steel Members Subjected to Fire Generated by Alternative Fuel Vehicles: Experimental Tests
C Thauvoye, Jean-Baptiste Tramoni, CTICM, F Hanus, ArcelorMittal Global R&D, B Poutrain, BSPP, M Suzanne, A Thiry, LCPP, France

9.00

Evaluation of a Large Fire in an Industrial Building Inferno - A Case Study
C Sesseng, K Storesund, Anne Steen-Hansen,  RISE Fire Research, Norway

9.00

Performance Analysis of a Self-Protection System for Vehicles In Case of WUI Fire Entrapment
Elsa Pastor, C Mata, A Agueda, M Valero, & E Planas, CERTEC, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech & J Sebastia, Wildfire Security S.L., Spain

9.00

Vehicle Fire Emissions with and Without Fire Service Intervention
Margaret McNamee, M Runefors, Lund University & R McNamee, M Sandvik, Brandskyddslaget & F Amon, RISE Research Institues of Sweden, Sweden

9.20

Warehouse Fires Ignited by Roof Mounted Photovoltaic Systems
Giovanni Cocchi, Forensic Experts, Italy

9.20

Measurement of Drag Coefficients through Vegetation Canopy
Ryan Falkenstein-Smith, K McGrattan, B Toman & M Fernandez, NIST, USA

9.20

Rail Car Interior Finish Heat Release Rate Requirements
Brian Lattimer, C Luo, S Kraft & J Hodges, Jensen Hughes, USA

9.40

GPL Dispersion and Explosion Modelling Alberto Tinaburri, F Ponziani,,Ministry of the Interior, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy

9.40

On the Use of Laboratory Scale Experiments to Better Understand Firebrand Generation from Large Outdoor Fires
Samuel Manzello, NIST, USA & S Suzuki, NRIFD, Japan

9.40

Reducing Rail Car Floor Assembly Test Article Size for Fire Resistance Approval Testing
Anil Kapahi, C Rippe & B Lattimer, Jensen Hughes, USA

10.00

Discussion

10.00

 

10.00

Discussion

10.20

Break

10.20

Discussion

10.20

Break

A.

FLAME RETARDANTS

B

FURNITURE

C.

FIRE RESISTANCE

10.50

New Brominated Flame Retardants via Alkylation by Pentabromobenzyl Bromide and Tetrabromoxylene Dibromide
M. Gelmont, M. Yuzefovitch, D. Yoffe, IMI Institute for R&D, Israel, Y. Eden, ICL-IP, Israel & Sergei Levchik, ICL-IP America, USA

10.50

Experimental Investigation Into the Influence of Ignition Location on Flame Spread and Heat Release Rates
Konrad Wilkens Flecknoe-Brown, Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology, Denmark/ Lund University & P van Hees, Lund University, Sweden

10.50

Design Methods for Wood-Based I-Joists Exposed to Fire – State-of-the-Art and Improvements
Katrin Nele Mager, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
&  A Just,Tallin University of Technology, Estonia/RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

11.10

Flame Retardant Polyurethane: An Old, an Actual, and a Future Challenge
Bernhard Schartel, BAM. Germany

11.10

Fire Safe, Sustainable Loose Furnishing
Karolina Storesund, A Steen-Hansen, RISE Fire Research, Norway & F Amon, S Haghighatpanah, I Larsson, RISE Fire Research, Sweden

11.10

Fire Resistance of Building Assemblies – Results of 13 Full-Scale Wall Tests
Mohamed Sultan & M Adelzadeh, NRCC, Canada

11.30

Intumescent Polypropylene: Interactions Between Physical and Chemical Expansion
Tsilla Bensabath, J Sarazin, M Jimenez, F Samyn, S Bourbigot, UMET, University of Lille, France

11.30

Progress and Status of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Upholstered Furniture Flammability Project
Andrew Lock, D Miller, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, USA

11.30

Cross-Comparison of Screening Tests for Spalling of Concrete
Siyimane Mohaine, F Robert, CERIB Fire Testing Centre, France, L Bostrom, RISE, Research Institutes of Sweden, M Lion, EDF – Direction Ingenierie et Projets Nouveau Nucleaire, France & R McNamee, Brandskyddslaget, Sweden

11.50

Flame Retardancy of Flax-Reinforced Composites
Sophie Duquesne & F Samyn,  ENSCL, University of Lille, France, L Bonnaud, Materia Nova R&D Center, Belgium

11.50

Bedding Ignition, Vertical Flame Spread
and Subsequent Thermal Impact on Underlying Mattress

Mark Gratkowski, United States Department of Justice, ATF, USA

11.50

Reduction of Fire Spalling of Concrete with Small Doses of Polypropylene Fibres
Robert McNamee, Brandskyddslaget, Sweden & J Sjostrom, L Bostrom, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden

12.10

Discussion

12.10

Discussion

12.10

Discussion

12.30

Lunch

13.40

POSTER SESSION B

A.

COMBUSTION AND TOXICITY

B.

MATERIAL BEHAVOUR IN FIRE

C.

FIRE RESISTANCE

14.40

Analysis of Fireground Contaminats From Retired Firefighting Turnout Jackets Using Headspace Sampling-Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (HS-GC-MS)
Adhiraj Shinde & B Ormond, North Carolina State University, USA

14.40

Effects of Thermal Conductivity on Flame Spread Over Carbon-Fiber Composites
Haiqing Guo, R Walters, R Lyon, S Crowley, FAA, J Quintiere, Universtiy of Maryland, USA

14.40

Compressive Strength of Concrete in Cooling
David Rush, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, UK & C Yang, Nanjing University of Technology, China

15.00

Evaluating particle and gas transmission through firefighters’ clothing
Karolina Storesund & R Fjellgaard Mikalsen, RISE Fire Research AS, Norway

15.00

Small Scale Fire Test for Material Substitutions in Aircraft Cabin Materials
Richard Lyon, R Walters, FAA & N Safronava, Technology and Management International, USA

15.00

Modelling the Deflection Response of Reinforced Concrete Flat Slabs During Heating
Norlizan Wahid & T Stratford, L Bisby, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, UK

15.20

An Experimental Evaluation of Fire Toxicity Test Methods
Per Blomqvist , RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
& A Sandinge, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden/DTU, Denmark

15.20

Microscale Combustion Calorimeter Evaluation of Automotive Materials
Jason Huczek & M Janssens, SwRI, USA

15.20

Laboratory Fire Testing on Tunnel Segments: Suez Canal Tunnels Case
Pierre Pimienta, CSTB & M Doll, Arcadis ESG, France

15.40

Reproducing the Products of Flaming Combustion in the Microscale Combustion Calorimeter
Richard Walters, L Speitel, R Lyon, FAA & N Safronava, Technology and Management International, USA

15.40

Effect of Passive Protection on Fire Propagation of Electrical Cables
Dong Zeng, Y Wang, FM Global, Research Division & D Boardman, FM Approvals, USA

15.40

Demonstrating Adequate Safety for a Concrete Column Exposed to Fire, Using Probabilistic Methods
Ruben Van Coile, Ghent University, Belgium, D Hopkin, OFR Consultants, UK, N Elhami Khorasani, University at Buffalo, & T Gernay, Johns Hopkins University, USA

16.00

Discussion

16.00

Discussion

16.00

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Final Wrap-Up

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Interflam 2019 Posters


MONDAY POSTER SESSION A

Combustion Products and Toxicity

Toxic Emissions from Processed Wood in Cone Calorimeter Tests
Bintu Mustafa, University of Leeds, UK/ University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, M Mat Kiah, University of Leeds, UK/ Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia,
J Al-Nahdi
, G Andrews, H Phylaktou, H Li, University of Leeds, UK

Analysis of Fire Gases in Early Stages of Fire Development
Tanja Gnutzmann & A Hofmann, BAM, Germany

 

Particle Size Number Distribution from PIR Foam Fires
M Mat Kiah, University of Leeds,UK/Universiti Teknologie Malaysia, G Anderws, H Phylaktou and H Li, University of Leeds, UK

Characterization of Soot from Fires in Laboratory Controlled Environments
Dan Madsen, J Barton, P van Hees, Div of Fire Safety Engineering, Lund University, Sweden, S La Mendola, L Gren, O Rios, CERN, Switzerland, V Malmborg, J Pagels, A Gudmundsson, Div of Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology, Lund University, Sweden, D Perovic, DBI, Denmark & B Paulsen Husted, K Wilkens Flecknoe-Brown, DBI , Denmark/Lund University, Sweden

Wildland Fires

Ember and Fire Modeling to Estimate Safe Separation Distance for Combustible Fences
Kuldeep Prasad, K Butler, E Johnsson, L Dubrulle, R McDermot & A Maranghides, NIST, USA
 

Codes and Regulations 

Fatal Fires and Rescue Operations – A Review of Swedish Statistics Compared to other Countries
Martin Forssberg & A Mossberg, Brandskyddslaget, Sweden

 

A Review of the Swedish Fire Safety Regulation – From the Industry’s Perspective
Axel Mossberg, R McNamee, H Nyman, M Olander, Brandskyddslaget, Sweden

 

The Grenfell Effect: A Review of U.S. Exterior Wall Regulations
J Beitel, Jensen Hughes & Lorraine Ross, Intech Consulting Inc., USA

 

Acceptability of Residential Fires – How Much is Ok?
David Rush University of Edinburgh, UK & E Mills, Arup, Glasgow, UK 

Compartment Fires

Experimental Study on Smoke Leakage Between Two Rooms using Real Scale Model
Yoshikazu Deguchi, Building Research Institute, M Kishiue,Ovayashi Corporation N Furukawa, M Kan, K Yamazaki, K Kayama, Y Omiya, Tokyo University of Science, Japan

 

Analyzing Smoke Evolution in Full-Scale Fire Experiments from Recorded Video
Jennifer Ellingham, B Forrest & E Weckman, University of Waterloo, Canada

 

The Evolution of a Ventilation- Limited Environment Fire in a Multistory House

Bronwyn Forrest, P Senez  E Weckman & N Ryder, M DiDomizio, University of Waterloo, Canada

 

Effects of Fuel Geometry on the Burning Behavior in a Compartment
Yusuke Shintani, Takenaka Corporation, Japan
 

Fire Investigation

Quality Standards and Accreditation of Fire Investigation in the United Kingdom
Ciara Holland, D Crowder, BRE Global Ltd, UK

 

Alder Street Fire Investigation – Reconstruction and Smoke Toxicity Analysis
Ciara Holland & D Crowder, BRE Global Ltd, UK

 

Electrical Fires

 

Ignition of Electrical Components Contained in a Closed Enclosure Adjacent to a Controlled Fire Source
Pascal Zavaleta, O Bouygues & C Lapuerta, IRSN, France

 

Analytical and Experimental Investigation at Small-Scale of the Effect of Electrical Cable Type on Ignition
Romain Meinier, IRSN/ Ecole des Mines d’Ales, R Sonnier, L Ferry, Ecole des Mines d’Ales, & P Zavaleta, IRSN, France

 

Experimental Thermal Performance of Unloaded Steel Stay-Cables in Fire: Preliminary Progress
B Nicoletta, J Gales, York University, Canada &
Panos Kotsovinos, ARUP, UK

 

Fire Resistance

 

Material Properties in Eurocode 2 – A Background Synthesis and Beyond
Robert McNamee, Brandskyddslaget, Sweden, P Pimienta, CSTB, France & Jean-Christophe Mindeguia, I2M, University of Bordeaux, France

 

Fire Resistance of Aluminium Glazed Partitions Depending on their Height
Bartłomiej Sedłak, Paweł Sulik, ITB, Poland & A Garbacz, Warsaw University, Poland

 

Experimental Evaluation of the Thermal Behaviour of a Calcium-Silicate Board Subjected to a Natural Fire
Karim Van Maele, Etex Building Performance & E Annerel, Etex Building Performance/Ghent University, Belgium


Equivalent Fire Severity in Steel Structures

Jonathon MacIntyre, A Abu, P Moss & D Nilsson, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Reactive Fire Protection for Structural Steelwork
Alexander Winthorst & P van de Leur DGMR Consulting Engineers, Netherlands

Effects of Thermal Conditions of Steel on the Fire Performance of Thin Intumescent Coatings
Andrea Lucherini, C Maluk, The University of Queensland, Australia & J Torero, University College London, UK

 

Fire Strategy Concepts for Load Bearing Glass
M Hasan, Ruben Van Coile, J Belis, Ghent University, Belgium & D Maeso, WSP, UK

Fire Risk

 

Comparative Analysis of Fire Indexing Methodologies
Vasileios Koutsomarkos, D Rush,G Jomaas, A Law, The University of Edinburgh, UK

 

Exploratory Analysis of Fire Risks Pertaining to Furanic Platform Chemicals
Anitha Muralidhara, INERIS, France/Avantium Chemicals, The Netherlands/Sorbonne Universites, France, G-J Gruter, Avantium Chemicals, The Netherlands, C Len, Sorbonne Universites, France/PSL Research University & Guy Marlair, INERIS, France

 

Probabilistic Fire Risk Assessment in Buildings using Event Tree Analysis based on UK and USA Fire Statistics
M Manes, David Rush, The University of Edinburgh, UK

 

Fire Safety Engineering

The Measured Heat Release Rate of Transient Fuel Items found in Nuclear Power Plants
Jason Floyd & M DiDomizio, Jensen Hughes, USA, K McGrattan & M Bundy, NIST, USA and M Randelovic & A Lindeman, Electric Power Research Institute, USA

 

New Anglo-Polish Methodology for Fire Strategies Evaluation
Dorota Brzezinska & P Bryant, Lodz University of Technology, Poland

 

Analysis on Emergency Response and Evacuation of Dongao Road Tunnel Combined Effect of Fire Protection Systems
Kang Che Ying, C Shen Wen, W Guan Yuan, Central Police University, Y Yi-Ling, Kaohsiung City Fire Department, Taiwan

 
Application of Pyton Programme Language in Structural Fire Engineering - Monte Carlo Simulation
Ian Fu, J Rickard, D Hopkin, M Spearpoint OFR Consultants, UK

 

Conservatism and Verification Methods in Fire Modelling
Wallace Zhong,
BCA Logic, Y He, O Mirza, Western Sydney University, M Rowley, Fire and Rescue NSW & A Chubb, Smoke Control Systems, Australia

 

Reliability-Based Methodology for Determining the Effects of Sprinkler and Fire Brigade Intervention on Fire Resistance Design

Iziengbe Inerhunwa, Y C Wang, M Su, University of Manchester, UK


Flame Retardants and FR Applications

 

Fire Safety Design and Wind Turbines
Aleksandra Zawadowska
, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden,
 Z Wang, RISE Research Instiutes of Sweden/Nanjong University, China, F You, J Jiang, Nanjing Technical University, China, A Dederichs, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden/ Technical University of Denmark and J Jancík, Technical University of Denmark/University of Žilina, Solvakia

 

Synthesis of Copper (II) – Zinc Molybdates as Smoke Suppressants for PVC Compositions
Antonio Rodolfo Jr, Braskem S/A/State University of Campinas & LH Innocentini-Mei, State University of Campinas, Brazil

 

Differences in Simultaneous Thermal Analysis and Time-to-Ignition of Wood Materials Treated with Water Glass Flame Retardants
Juraj Jancik. L Makovicka-Osvaldova, University of Zilina, Slovakia & F Markert, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

 

Combining Fire Safety and Low Emissions in Bedding and Furniture: An Industry Challenge

or Opportunity?

Paul Cookson, Dow Europe GmbH, Switzerland


Material Behaviour in Fire

 

Ignition of Large Scale Polymers Exposed to High Radiative Heat Fluxes
Guillaume Rambaud, M Roudot, CEA, DAM, GRAMAT, France, K Schmidt, B Roemer, Wehrwissenschaftliches Institut fur Schutztechnologien, Germany & B Azais, DGA Techniques Aeronautiques, France


Evaluation of Fire Performance of Sandwich Panels with Defects Tested in Horizontal and Vertical Orientation using Cone Calorimeter
Sanjay Pareek, Nihon University, H Yoshioka, NILIM, T Noguchi, The University of Tokyo & T Hayakawa, TSV, Japan

 

Calcium Aluminate Based Passive Fire Protection Systems: Main Technologies and Properties
Bruno Espinosa, S Berger, IMERYS, France & C Alt, IMERYS, USA

Thermal Behaviour of Laminated Bamboo Structures under Fire Conditions

I Pope, A Osorio, Juan Hidalgo, C Maluk, The University of Queensland, Australia & J Torero, The University of Maryland, USA

 

Relationship Between Non-Metallic Material Content and Fire Properties of Electric Cables
Katarzyna Kaczorek-Chrobak and J Fangrat, Instytut Techniki Budowlanej, Poland

 

Material Properties of Clay and Lime Based Plaster for Sturctural Design  
Johanna Liblik, A Just, B Maaten, M Sulg, S Pajusaar, TalTech University, Estonia & J Kuppers, TU Braunschweig, iBMB, Germany

 

Fire Safety in Tunnels – Performance of Shotcrete During and after Fire
Cristian Maluk, The University of Queensland, Australia


New Approaches for Reaction-to-Fire Assessment of Wooden Products
Elena Mikhaylova,
Y Tochilkin, All—Russian Research Institute for Fire Protection, Russia

 

Transportation

Flow Dynamics Near CNG Passenger Car After Opening of Safety Relief Device
Milan Jahoda, J Ira, University of Chemistry and Technology & L Hasalova, V Vystrcil, Technical Institute of Fire Protection in Prague, Czech Republic

 

New Energy Carriers and Additional Risks for User Safety in Tunnels
Christophe Willmann, Tunnel Study Center & Benjamin Truchot, INERIS, France

 

LNG Powered Vehicles as an Emergent Transport Fire Risk: An Emergency Management on a Tanker Truck Crash
Vincenzo Puccia, P Cancelliere, Ministry of Interior, Italian National Fire Rescue and Service, Italy

 

Reaction-to-Fire Properties of Maritime Composite Materials
Anna Sandinge, A Dederichs, RISE , Sweden/DTU, Denmark & P Blomqvist, RISE, Sweden & Frank Markert, DTU, Denmark


Improving Car Fires Heat Release Rate Modelling in CFD Codes
Paul Lardet & G Giovannelli, CSTB, France

 

WEDNESDAY POSTER SESSION B

 

Flame Spread

 

Effect of an adjacent wall on the upward flame spread over PMMA

F Tang, University of Warwick, UK/ Hefei University of Technology, China, L Chen, Hefei University of Technology, China, J Zhang, FireSERT, Ulster University, UK and Jennifer Wen, University of Warwick, UK

Experimental and Numerical Investigations on Wood Lateral Ignition and Flame Spread
Virginie Drean, J Colombiano, Efectis France, T Rogaume, B Batiot, F Richard, Universite de Poitiers, ISAE-ENSMA, France, F Talal, Efectis UK & A Nadjei, Ulster University, UK 

Human Behaviour in Fire including Evacuation

Burning Biases: Mitigating Cognitive Biases in Fire Engineering
Michael Kinsey, Arup, China, M Kinateder, NRCC, Canada & S Gwynne, Movement Strategies, UK

 

Kinetic Architecture and Collective Intelligence for Fire Evacuation
Angella Johnson, S Zheng, A Nakano, J-H Choi, University of Southern California, USA

 

The Effects of Linguistic Cues on Evacuation Movement Times
Natalie Mazur, J Gales, York University, Canada, R Champagne, University of Waterloo, Canada & M Kinsey, Arup, China

 

Evacuation Under the Influence of Alcholol: A Laboratory Experiment
Malin Bjorkqvist, A Broholm, Lund University, Sweden


Pre-School Children’s Knowledge of Fire and Evacuation
Jenny Blom & H Frantzich, Lund University, Sweden


Walking Speed Reduction Rates at Intersections While Wayfinding Indoors: An Experimental Study
Y-H Bae, J Son, W-H Hong
, Kyungpook National University, Y-C Kim, Hanyang University Erica, Ryun-Seok Oh, J-H Choi, Pukyong National University, South Korea


Evaluation of Effective Cognition Area (ECA) of Signage Systems with Backlight in Smoke Condition
 
S-H Baek, R-S Oh, Jun-Ho Choi, Pukyong National University, Y-C Kim, Hanyang University Erica, Y-H Bae, W-H Hong, Kyungpook National University, South Korea

Influences of Firefighter’s Movement on Evacuee’s Crowd Flow on Stairs
Kosuke Fujii, National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, K Kawashima, Y Ohmiya, Tokyo University of Science & J-i Yamaguchi, Obayashi Corporation, Japan

Validation of Pedestrian Simulation by Experiment data
Akihide Jo, M Imanishi, T Sano, Y Ohmiya & J Yamaguchi, Takenaka Corporation, Japan


Macroscopic Model for Fire Safety Evacuation: Evaluation and Comparison with a Microscopic Model

Alexis Marchand & A Collin, LEMTA, Universite de Lorraine, CNRS, France


Selection of Vertical and Horizontal Routes by using Emergency Signs in Underground Stations
Jun Kubota, T Sano, M Yasue, Waseda University, Japan 


An Investigation of the Proportionality of Safety Margins with Increased Ceiling Height in Relation to BS9999:2017

Bill Hay, Arup Fire, UK, I Sanderson & R Thomson, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK


Mass Timber

 

Heat Flux Distribution on a Facade from Timber-Lined Compartments
Alastair Bartlett, G Kanellopoulos & A Law, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Tensile Strength of Wood in High Temperatures Before Charring
Henri Kuronen, E Mikkola, KK-Palokonsultti Oy & S Hostikka, Aalto University, Finland

 

Fire Performance of Laminated Timber Assemblies
Lindsay Ranger, C Dagenais, FPInnovations & N Benichou, NRCC, Canada

Fire Dynamics in Large Open Timber Structures

Bronwyn Forrest, B Weckman, University of Waterloo & B Chorlton, J Gales, York University, Canada

 

Relative Fire Performance of Heritage and Contemporary Timber
Bronwyn Chorlton, John Gales, York University, Canada

 

Pool Fires

Lip Height Effect in Quadrangular Steel Containers
Einar Kolstad, V Frette & B Hagen, Western Norway University of Applied Science, Norway

 

The Chemical Structure of Medium-Scale Pool Fires
Ryan Falkenstein-Smith & A Hamins, NIST, USA

 

Modelling

Experimental Study of Smoke Movement Between Two Rooms Connected by a Stairwell
S Haouari Harrak, Université de Lorraine/ CSTB, Rabah Mehaddi, P Boulet, Université de Lorraine & E Mehdi Koutaiba, CSTB, France

 

Scoping Study on the Significance of Mesh Resolution Vs. Scenario Uncertainty in the CFD Modelling of Residential Smoke Control Systems
Danny Hopkin, C Hopkin, M Spearpoint, OFR Consultants, B Ralph, Foster + Partners, UK & R Van Coile, The University of Ghent, Belgium

 

Application of the Computational Fluid Dynamics to Analyze Heat Transfer through Protective Clothing caused by Exposure to Flame
Adam Puszkarz
& W Machnowski, Lodz University of Technology, Poland

 

FDS Simulations and Modelling Efforts of Travelling Fires in a Large Elongated Compartment (98)
Johan Anderson, J Sjostrom, A Temple, RISE, Sweden, M Charlier, ArcelorMittal Global R&D, X Dai, S Welch & D Rush, University of Edinburgh, UK


Re-visiting NIST Reduced/Full-Scale Enclosures (R/FSE) Experiments (2007-2008)

Mohamed Beshir, A Cicione, Y Wang, S Welch, D Rush, University of Edinburgh, UK

 

Fluent-Based Framework for Modeling Flaming Ignition and Burning of Combustible Materials
Alexander Snegirev, E Kuznetsov & E Markus, Peter the Great St.-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia

 

Dynamic Determination of the Mean Radiation Path Length in the Simulations of Transient Flame Development
E Kuznetsov, Ekaterina Markus, A Snegirev, Peter the Great St.-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia

 

Estimating Experimental Error for Fire Model Uncertainty Assessment
Marc Janssens & J Huczek, SwRI, USA

 

Characterising Natural Fires in Large Compartments – Revisiting an Early Travelling Fire Test (BST/FRS 1993) with CFD
Xu Dai, S Welch, D Rush, University of Edinburgh, UK, M Charlier, ArcelorMittal Global R&D, Luxemburg & J Anderson, RISE, Sweden

 

Water Curtains : From Experimental Tests to Near Field CFD Modelling
Fabio Alaimo Ponziani, A Tinaburri, Ministry of the Interior/University of Rome Tor Vergata & V Ricci, Ministry of the Interior – Italy

 

Pyrolysis

 

Validation of a Wood Combustion Model for use in Numerical Fire Modeling
Islam Gomaa, M Weinfurter, A Bwalya,  NRCC, Canada & S Gwynne, Movement Strategies, UK

 

PVC and EVA/ATH Decomposition in Cone Calorimeter: Experiments and Modeling
Olivier Authier, A Amokrane, EDF R&D Lab Chatou, S Chatenet, EDF R&D Lab Chatou/University of Lillle, G Fontaine, S Bourbigot, University of Lille, France


A Model for Pyrolysis and Oxidation of Two Common Structural Timbers

Aleksi Rinta-Paavola & S Hostikka, Aalto University, Finland

 

Thermo-Oxidative Behaviour of Polyamides and Combustion Products
M A Albat, Alexander Schaberg, R Goertz, University of Wuppertal, Germany

 

Gases Evolved when Pine Wood is Heated using the Cone Calorimeter with a Nitrogen Atmosphere
A Irshad, University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan, Gordon Andrews, H Phylaktou & B Gibbs, University of Leeds, UK

 

Ventilation and Smoke Control

 

The Unintended Consequences of Improved Airtightness Levels on the Operation of Pressurization Systems in Tall Buildings
James McGonigal, Astute Fire Engineering Ltd, UK, I Sanderson, Caledonian University,
UK

 

Control of a Ventilation Systems in the Event of Fire - A Practical Test
Gunther Schwabegger, IBS – Technisches Buro GmbH & Josef Huber, Institut fur Brandschutztechnik und Sicherheitsforschung GmbH, Austria

  

How to Design a Proper Pressure Differential System in High-Rise Buildings: New European Standard in Comparison with Exisitng Codes
Michal Kozek,
Gebaudeversicherung Kanton Zurich, Switzerland

Fire and Life Safety Improvements for the Vertical World
Justin Francis, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Australia

 

Hot Smoke Tests – Lessons for Better Design of Fire Protection Systems
Piotr Smardz, J Paliszek-Saładyga, INBEPO, Poland

Smoke and Heat Control System Based on Air Barrier
Grzegorz Krajewski, Fire Research Department, Building Research Institute, Poland

 

Detection and Suppression

 

Influence of Surfactants on Cooling Efficiency of Water Droplets Impinging onto Hot Metal Surfaces
Joachim Soreng Bjorge, Q Radgivning AS/PDS Protek/ University of Bergen, S Arne Bjorkheim, M-M Metallinou, Western Norway University of Applied Science & T Log, Western University of Applied Science /Equinor Karsto, Norway

 

Assessment of Correlations for the Evaporation of Droplets using a 1D, Spherical Heat Transfer Model
Jason Floyd, Jensen Hughes, USA

 

J-Value Analysis of the Retro-Fit of Sprinkler Systems to London’s Existing High-Rise Residential Buildings
Matthew Arnott, D Hopkin & M Spearpoint, OFR Consultants, UK

 

Longer Discharge Times for Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems in Biological Laboratories
Johan Hoogeweg and R Oldengarm, DGMR, The Netherlands

 

Facades

Problems with Safest Configuration of Laminated Glass Units in Facades Regarding Falling Debris in Case of Fire
B Sedłak, Jacek Kinowski, P Sulik, G Kimbar, Instytut Techniki Budowlanej, Poland

 

Performance of Fire Breaks Installed Within EPS Insulated Facade Systems
Octavian Lalu, T Lennon,
BRE Global Ltd, UK, R Darmon, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania & I Anghel, Police Academy, Fire Officers Faculty, Bucharest, Romania

 

Using CFD Tool to Determine Flame Propagation Characteristics over Exterior Video Cladding Wall
X Chen, California State University at Los Angeles & Frank Wang, Jensen Hughes, USA

 

Experimental Methodology to Study the Fire Contribution of Cladding Materials
Juan Hidalgo, B Garvey, J Ogilvie, J Carrascal, D Lange, C Maluk, M McLaggan, A Osorio, The University of Queensland, Australia & J Torero, The University of Maryland, USA

 

Spreading Fire by the ETICS Facade
Paweł Sulik, B Sedłak, Building Research Institute, Poland

Development and Suitability of BS8414 – A Technical Review
Merlyn Forrer, Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service, UK
 

Challenging Measurements

Comparison of HRR Results of Cone Calorimeter Tests: With and without FTIR Connected
Tetsuya Hayakawa, TSV, H Yoshioka, NILIM & K Yoshida, Yokohama National University, Japan

 

Oxygen Index Test for use in Flammability Evaluation in Microgravity
Makiko Fukuda, Intec Co., S Takahashi, Gifu University, Ki Yoshida, Nippon Hakuyohin Kentei Kyokai, K Wakatsuki, Shinshu University, Y Nakamura, Toyohashi University of Technology, S Suga, K Katano, Suga Test Instruments Co & M Kikuchi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan

Investigation of Insulation Materials Based on Renewable Resources for Facades According to German Requirements
Christian Northe, J Kuppers, J Zehfuss, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, iBMB, Germany


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