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Table 20 Mean and standard deviation fire severity characteristics for all experiments by curb weight classification

From: Distribution analysis of the fire severity characteristics of single passenger road vehicles using heat release rate data

Vehicle classification Peak heat release rate Time to peak Total energy released
(kW) (min) (MJ)
  Mean Standard deviation Max value Min value Mean Standard deviation Max value Min value Mean Standard deviation Max value Min value
Passenger car: Mini 3492 964 4063 1710 16.9 7.2 27.6 10.0 2909 945 4090 1500
Passenger car: Light 4509 3088 8872 1521 19.6 7.4 33.4 12.0 4471 1677 8000 3000
Passenger car: Compact 4144 1973 8188 1990 37.8 16.9 67.0 25.0 5288 692 6670 4860
Passenger car: Medium 6843 2797 9854 3650 37.2 7.4 46.9 26.0 6386 695 7000 5960
Passenger car: 1969 1126 3332 780 15.6 11.6 34.4 2.6 1573 2740 7648 130
Heavy (3332) (−) (−) (−) (34.4) (−) (−) (−) (7648) (−) (−) (−)
SUV 910 603 1337 484 3.4 1.2 4.3 2.5 110 28 131 90
(−) (−) (−) (−) (−) (−) (−) (−) (−) (−) (−) (−)
MPV 3837 1675 6206 1545 16.1 19.2 54.0 2.3 2632 3166 7000 254
(4759) (1041) (6206) (3800) (26.3) (19.7) (54.0) (9.2) (6014) (986) (7000) (5028)
Unclassified vehicle 3618 - - - 28.4 - - - 3800 - - -
  (−) (−) (−) (−) (−) (−) (−) (−) (−) (−) (−) (−)
  1. not applicable.
  2. Values shown enclosed in braces do not include those experiments that have been excluded from further analysis.