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The role of the university in fire science

Pettersson, Ove LU (1986) In LUTVDG/TVBB--3035--SE 3035.
Abstract
Historically , the fire safety code systems now in force had to be written without actually stating their objective level of safety and, still far less , without any analytical measurement of the objectives involved. For this reason, there is an urgent need for future attempts to evaluate the levels of safety inherent in present local and national fire protection regulations. Lack of knowledge with respect to analytical models describing the physical processes of design components and systems has for a long time effectively prevented efforts to quantitatively assess risk levels. As a result of the powerfully increased extent of the international fire research, more and more components and systems are now becoming amenable to analytical and... (More)
Historically , the fire safety code systems now in force had to be written without actually stating their objective level of safety and, still far less , without any analytical measurement of the objectives involved. For this reason, there is an urgent need for future attempts to evaluate the levels of safety inherent in present local and national fire protection regulations. Lack of knowledge with respect to analytical models describing the physical processes of design components and systems has for a long time effectively prevented efforts to quantitatively assess risk levels. As a result of the powerfully increased extent of the international fire research, more and more components and systems are now becoming amenable to analytical and computer modelling. (Less)
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Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety, Lund University
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  abstract     = {Historically , the fire safety code systems now in force had to be written without actually stating their objective level of safety and, still far less , without any analytical measurement of the objectives involved. For this reason, there is an urgent need for future attempts to evaluate the levels of safety inherent in present local and national fire protection regulations. Lack of knowledge with respect to analytical models describing the physical processes of design components and systems has for a long time effectively prevented efforts to quantitatively assess risk levels. As a result of the powerfully increased extent of the international fire research, more and more components and systems are now becoming amenable to analytical and computer modelling.},
  author       = {Pettersson, Ove},
  institution  = {Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety, Lund University},
  issn         = {0282-3756},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {22},
  series       = {LUTVDG/TVBB--3035--SE},
  title        = {The role of the university in fire science},
  volume       = {3035},
  year         = {1986},
}