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The science of fire and fire spreading in building

Mohd. Yatim, Yahya (2008) The science of fire and fire spreading in building. In: Methodology in Architectural Research. Penerbit UTM, Johor, pp. 139-161. ISBN 978-983-52-0592-7

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Abstract

In the event of fire, people died are mostly caused by smoke or smoke inhalation related instead of direct burning. Smoke and heat become a major threat in building fire, therefore understanding the characteristic of smoke and heat are crucially important in building fire for the sake of life safety. With the knowledge and understanding of the behavioural of smoke and heat, ones can be expected to be able to make a wise decision once in a critical situation i.e. dealing with the building fires. Life safety would be increased if occupants of the high-rise residential buildings know at what limit that the risks can safely to be taken. By understanding the science of fire and fire spreading in the building, evacuation process would be eased because occupants in high-rise buildings know what to do in the event of fire.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:fire, smoke inhalation
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:27849
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:17 Aug 2012 05:47
Last Modified:17 Aug 2012 05:47

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