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Exponential Model Of Fire Growth

Ramachandran, G., 1986. Exponential Model Of Fire Growth. Fire Safety Science 1: 657-666. doi:10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.1-657


This paper discusses a statistical model for estimating the rate of fire growth and doubling time from data on actual fires attended by fire brigades. The model is based on the assumption that the area damaged in a fire has an exponential relationship with duration of burning. Results of application are presented for a few groups of industrial buildings, three major areas of fire origin and two materials ignited first.


exponential model, fire, growth, actual fires, statistical analysis

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