Japan Houses: Ideas for the 21st Century by Geeta K. Mehta, Marcia Iwatate, Takeshi Nakasa

By Geeta K. Mehta, Marcia Iwatate, Takeshi Nakasa

Eastern residential layout has developed as a particular reaction to social, political, and climatic pressures—along with the robust person rules of its architects. Japan homes offers 26 of the country's best modern homes in breathtaking photos and with insightful textual content.

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The boundary condition heat flux is 120 kW/m² 2. 50) where τ is the fire duration (s), M is the mass of combustible material available for combustion (kg), Af is the burning surface area of the fuel package (m²), and q& ′′ is the heat release rate per unit surface area of the fuel package material (kW/m²). indd 43  q& ′′ A f  Fh = H + 0 . 51) 4/26/12 9:23 AM 44 Chapter Two where Fh is the maximum flame height above the reference point (m), H is the fuel package height (m), Deff is the effective fire diameter determined from Eq.

Use dimensionless forms of the energy, mass, and momentum equations which reduces the total number of unknown parameters (see Chaps. 4 and 5). • Use scaling factors to compare the heating effect of real fires and a standard fire (t-equivalent approach to define fire severity; see Chap. 6). • Make appropriately conservative analysis assumptions in complex computer modeling. FDS provides time and spatial temperature distribution in a compartment, but for all practical reasons in structural design and analysis, the equivalent uniformly distributed temperature load will be used in the same way as is done for live load distribution [2].

40). ). However, the total energy released is probably comparable because the total duration of fire is different. Localized Fire Exposure The thermal boundary conditions from localized fire exposures may arise from a concentrated fuel load, and they are presented in terms of an incident heat flux at a specific location for an exposure duration. The localized fire could have the following configurations (see Sec. 2 of the SFPE standard [23]): 1. Unconfined fire exposures, fires beneath a ceiling (see Sec.

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