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Fire Protection of Underground Transportation Systems: A Decision Support Tool for Designers and Rescue Services

Fridolf, Karl LU and Frantzich, Håkan LU (2014) 10th International Conference on Performance-Based Codes and Fire Safety Design Methods In [Host publication title missing]
Abstract
The increasing trend to build both more and longer underground transportation systems, e.g., road and rail tunnels, and the special characteristics of these facilities, introduces new problem areas to both fire safety designers and fire rescue services. TUFT, a simple computer model, has therefore been developed partly to aid fire safety designers in the early stages of the fire safety design process, and partly to aid fire rescue services in their planning and training for efficient operations in underground facilities. The model has the capability of simulating the fire dynamic effects of a fire in a tunnel, and to assess different evacuation and rescue operation scenarios. In this paper, the underlying principles, equations and sub... (More)
The increasing trend to build both more and longer underground transportation systems, e.g., road and rail tunnels, and the special characteristics of these facilities, introduces new problem areas to both fire safety designers and fire rescue services. TUFT, a simple computer model, has therefore been developed partly to aid fire safety designers in the early stages of the fire safety design process, and partly to aid fire rescue services in their planning and training for efficient operations in underground facilities. The model has the capability of simulating the fire dynamic effects of a fire in a tunnel, and to assess different evacuation and rescue operation scenarios. In this paper, the underlying principles, equations and sub models of TUFT is presented. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The increasing trend to build both more and longer underground transportation systems, e.g., road and rail tunnels, and the special characteristics of these facilities, introduces new problem areas to both fire safety designers and fire rescue services. TUFT, a simple computer model, has therefore been developed partly to aid fire safety designers in the early stages of the fire safety design process, and partly to aid fire rescue services in their planning and training for efficient operations in underground facilities. The model has the capability of simulating the fire dynamic effects of a fire in a tunnel, and to assess different evacuation and rescue operation scenarios. In this paper, the underlying principles, equations and sub models of TUFT is presented.},
  author       = {Fridolf, Karl and Frantzich, Håkan},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {12},
  publisher    = {Society of Fire Protection Engineers},
  title        = {Fire Protection of Underground Transportation Systems: A Decision Support Tool for Designers and Rescue Services},
  year         = {2014},
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