Erratum to: Mechanical properties of High and Very High Steel at elevated temperatures and after cooling down
Fire Science Reviews 2017 6:4
Published on: 9 August 2017
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Fire Science Reviews 2017 6:4
Published on: 9 August 2017
High-strength steels (HSS) are produced using special chemical composition or/and manufacturing processes. Both aspects affect their mechanical properties at elevated temperatures and after cooling down, and p...
Fire Science Reviews 2017 6:3
Published on: 27 July 2017
The 2015 Philip J. DiNenno Prize was awarded for the affordable home smoke alarm. This technology developed and implemented by Lyman L. Blackwell and Duane D. Pearsall paved the way for installation of smoke a...
Fire Science Reviews 2017 6:2
Published on: 18 January 2017
The 2016 DiNenno Prize recognizes oxygen consumption calorimetry as a significant technical achievement that has had a major impact on public safety. Oxygen consumption calorimetry has made the measurement of ...
Fire Science Reviews 2017 6:1
Published on: 14 January 2017
Fires are adverse events with tangible costs for property and human life. Quantification of the immediate and direct costs of fire provide a metric for understanding the social and economic impact of fire and ...
Fire Science Reviews 2016 5:5
Published on: 8 September 2016
Isocyanates are a group of low molecular weight, highly reactive compounds with a functional isocyanate group. The main human exposure route is via inhalation of airborne isocyanates, although dermal exposure ...
Fire Science Reviews 2016 5:4
Published on: 4 May 2016
Polyurethane is widely used, with its two major applications, soft furnishings and insulation, having low thermal inertia, and hence enhanced flammability. In addition to their flammability, polyurethanes form...
Fire Science Reviews 2016 5:3
Published on: 21 April 2016
A burning cigarette is a known cause of fire when mishandled. Studies into cigarette ignition propensity intensified after the US Cigarette Fire Safety Act of 1984. Extensive research has investigated the ther...
Fire Science Reviews 2016 5:2
Published on: 14 March 2016
Zimbabwe is among the most fire prone countries in Africa south of the Sahara. Annually over 1 million hectares of land are destroyed by wildland fires during the fire season which runs from July to November. ...
Fire Science Reviews 2016 5:1
Published on: 5 February 2016
Buildings constructed from engineered timber are becoming more prevalent globally as building designers, owners and architects realize the sustainability opportunities with timber construction and the overall ...
Fire Science Reviews 2015 4:5
Published on: 11 June 2015
Fire investigators have historically relied upon damage as a means to conclude where a fire originated. This review evaluates the historical and current literature on the topic, with a specific emphasis toward...
Fire Science Reviews 2015 4:4
Published on: 28 May 2015
Aluminum alloys are increasingly being used in a broad spectrum of load-bearing applications such as lightweight structures, light rail, bridge decks, marine crafts, and off-shore platforms. A major concern in...
Fire Science Reviews 2015 4:3
Published on: 29 April 2015
A review concerning road tunnel fire safety and risk is presented. In particular different perspectives and methods on safety and risk are discussed. Road tunnel fire safety usually involves high uncertainty a...
Fire Science Reviews 2015 4:2
Published on: 31 March 2015
Risk perception (RP) is studied in many research disciplines (e.g., safety engineering, psychology, and sociology). Definitions of RP can be broadly divided into expectancy-value and risk-as-feeling approaches...
Fire Science Reviews 2015 4:1
Published on: 8 January 2015
Fire-fighters’ personal protective clothing is the only source of protection for fire-fighters during fire-fighting. The protective clothing should provide adequate protection as well as should be comfortable ...
Fire Science Reviews 2014 3:4
Published on: 5 December 2014
Fires are complex and it is hard to derive relationships from theory in fire science. Full-scale and small-scale experiments have been used with great success in order to increase the understanding of fire che...
Fire Science Reviews 2014 3:2
Published on: 19 September 2014
Performance-based fire design for cold-formed steel systems is in its infancy. This paper brings together existing research on cold-formed steel materials, members, and assemblages at elevated temperatures; an...
Fire Science Reviews 2014 3:1
Published on: 29 August 2014
A review of literature related to fire evacuation in high-rise buildings was carried out with the following objectives, (1) to identify the key behavioural factors affecting the performance of people during a ...
Fire Science Reviews 2013 2:7
Published on: 20 November 2013
A lack of information on the effectiveness of fire safety systems, including sprinklers, has been noted as being a limiting factor in the development of performance-based fire safety design. Of the fire safety...
Fire Science Reviews 2013 2:6
Published on: 20 October 2013
Fires associated with vehicles have the potential to impact on life safety and property protection. The fire severity characteristics of single passenger vehicle fires are presented in this paper by the total ...
Fire Science Reviews 2013 2:5
Published on: 24 September 2013
Wood is one of the most sustainable, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally benign materials. Not only is wood often an integral part of structures, it is also the main source of furnishings found in homes...
Fire Science Reviews 2013 2:4
Published on: 3 September 2013
Multifunctional buildings have become more common in the last years. At the same time the threat from antagonistic attacks has increased. This presents challenges for the fire safety systems in multifunctional...
Fire Science Reviews 2013 2:3
Published on: 5 July 2013
Veld fires are a common phenomenon in the predominantly savanna ecosystems of Zimbabwe. Until now no studies have investigated the causes, and socio-economic and environmental impacts of veld fires in Zimbabwe...
Fire Science Reviews 2013 2:2
Published on: 25 June 2013
In recent years, large-scale structural fire testing has experienced something of a renaissance. After about a century with the standard fire resistance test being the predominant means to characterize the res...
Fire Science Reviews 2013 2:1
Published on: 21 May 2013
This review analyses and summarises the previous investigations on the oxidation of linseed oil and the self-heating of cotton and other materials impregnated with the oil. It discusses the composition and che...
Fire Science Reviews 2012 1:3
Published on: 19 September 2012