Reliability of Sprinkler Protection of Tall Wood Buildings During and After a Seismic Event

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue806
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Fire
Seismic
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Harmsworth, Andrew
Year of Publication
2014
Format
Conference Paper
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Fire
Seismic
Keywords
High-Rise
Reliability
Tall Wood
Sprinklers
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 10-14, 2014, Quebec City, Canada
Summary
A major concern with tall wood buildings is fire during or after an earthquake. Through a survey of factors including reliability of systems, reliability of water supplies, availability of professional and civilian fire fighting, the paper will examine the overall reliability of sprinkler systems in including assessment of the ability untrained fire fighters to suppress fires in a timber high-rise in the absence of professional fire fighters. A probability based fault tree analysis will provide guidance designers of tall wood buildings in providing acceptable fire safety after a seismic event.
Online Access
Free
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