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dc.contributor.author Hidalgo, Juan P. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Goode, Tristan es_ES
dc.contributor.author Gupta, Vinny es_ES
dc.contributor.author Cowlard, Adam es_ES
dc.contributor.author Abecassis-Empis, Cecilia es_ES
dc.contributor.author Maclean, Jamie es_ES
dc.contributor.author Bartlett, Alastair I. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Maluk, Cristian es_ES
dc.contributor.author Montalva Subirats, José Miguel es_ES
dc.contributor.author Osorio, Andres F. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Torero, Jose L. es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-04T03:32:19Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-04T03:32:19Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 0379-7112 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/167324
dc.description.abstract [EN] This paper characterises the fire dynamics in the Large-Scale Demonstrator Malveira Fire Test, a full-scale fire experiment carried out in an industrial building in Portugal. The Malveira Fire Test is the second stage in the series of full-scale experimental programmes developed for the Real Fires for the Safe Design of Tall Buildings project at the University of Edinburgh. This experiment focuses on the fire dynamics in large open floor plan compartments. Results from this test provide relevant data for defining design fire input methodologies applied to compartments typically found in tall buildings. The test showed three distinct fire behaviour modes characterised by the ratio between the velocities of the fire front (V-s) and the burnout front (V-BO); a travelling fire mode with V-s/V-BO approximate to 1, a growing fire mode with V-s/V-BO > 1 and a fully-developed fire mode with V-s/V-BO -> infinity. The three modes are correlated to the incident heat flux onto the fuel surface arising from the resulting compartment energy distribution. The energy distribution depends on the compartment characteristics, the fuel distribution and the resulting fluid mechanics. A description of the instrumentation and analysis of results are presented to support a theoretical justification for the transitions between fire modes. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This work formed part of the EPSRC funded Real Fires for the Safe Design of Tall Buildings project (Grant No. EP/J001937/1) at the University of Edinburgh. The authors are extremely grateful to EPSRC for funding this work. The authors would like to thank the Bombeiros Voluntarios da Malveira for provision of the experimental building and support during the test. The authors are once again indebted to Rockwool International A/S for providing a significant amount of materials used in this experiment. The authors would like to thank Levantina de Pesaje for their support designing the mass loss system. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Fire Safety Journal es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Enclosure fire dynamics es_ES
dc.subject Large-scale experiments es_ES
dc.subject Compartment fire framework es_ES
dc.subject Tall buildings es_ES
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA DE LA CONSTRUCCION es_ES
dc.title The Malveira fire test: Full-scale demonstration of fire modes in open-plan compartments es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.firesaf.2019.102827 es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/UKRI//EP%2FJ001937%2F1/GB/Real Fires for the Safe Design of Tall Buildings/
dc.rights.accessRights Cerrado es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería de la Construcción y de Proyectos de Ingeniería Civil - Departament d'Enginyeria de la Construcció i de Projectes d'Enginyeria Civil es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Hidalgo, JP.; Goode, T.; Gupta, V.; Cowlard, A.; Abecassis-Empis, C.; Maclean, J.; Bartlett, AI.... (2019). The Malveira fire test: Full-scale demonstration of fire modes in open-plan compartments. Fire Safety Journal. 108:1-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2019.102827 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2019.102827 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 20 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 108 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela S\436149 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder UK Research and Innovation es_ES
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