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Fire Technology

Fire Technology

Editor-in-Chief: Guillermo Rein

ISSN: 0015-2684 (print version)
ISSN: 1572-8099 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10694


Guillermo Rein
Imperial College London, England, UK

Editor Emeritus:

John M. Watts Jr.
Fire Safety Institute, Middlebury, VT, USA

Associate Editors:

Marcos Chaos
FM Global, Boston, MA, USA

Michael Gollner
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

Steve M.V. Gwynne
NRC, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Chris Jelenewicz
Society for Fire Protection Engineering, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Amanda Kimball
NFPA, Quincy, MA, USA

Erica Kuligowski
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Chris Lautenberger
Reax Engineering, Berkeley, CA, USA

David Lange
SP Technical Research Institute, Borås, Sweden

Naian Liu
University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China

Samuel L. Manzello
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Yuji Nakamura
Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan

Editorial Board:

Daniel Alvear, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain; Nicolas Bal, Technip, France; Craig Beyler, HaiFire, USA; Antonio Bilotta, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy; Luke Bisby, University of Edinburgh, UK; Elizabeth Blanchard, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment, France; Kees Both, Promat Ltd, Belgium; Serge Bourbigot, Université Lille 1, France; George Boustras, European University Cyprus, Cyprus; Richard Campbell, National Fire Protection Association, USA; Steve Carman, Carman Fire Investigations, USA; Ricky Carvel, University of Edinburgh, UK; Haixiang Chen, University of Science and Technology of China, China; Xudong Cheng, University of Science and Technology of China, China;  Francesco Colella, Exponent, USA; Nicholas Dembsey, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA; Ofodike A. Ezekoye, University of Texas at Austin, USA; Rita Fahy, NFPA, USA;  Alberto Fina, Politecnico di Torino, Italy; Charles Fleischmann, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Jason Floyd, Hughes Associates, USA; John Gales, Carleton University, Canada; Eric Guillaume, Efectis, France;  Rory Hadden, University of Edinburgh, UK; George Hadjisophocleous, Carleton University, Canada; Yaping He, University of Western Sydney, Australia; Longhua Hu, State Key Laboratory of Fire Science, China; Xinyan Huang, University of California, Berkeley, USA;  Ann Jeffers, University of Michigan, USA; Ji Jie, University of Science and Technology of China, China; Grunde Jomaas, University of Edinburgh, UK; Björn Karlsson, Iceland Construction Authority, Iceland; Panos Kotsovinos, Arup, UK; Adam Krasuski, The Main School of Fire Service, Poland; Brian Lattimer, Virginia Tech, USA; Angus Law, University of Queensland, Australia; (Kai) Kaiyuan Li, Aalto University, Finland; Ruggiero Lovreglio, Massey University, New Zealand; Guy Marlair, INERIS, France; Sara McAllister, U.S. Forest Service, USA; Randall McDermott, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA; Margaret Simonson McNamee, SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Sweden; Brian Meacham, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA; Juan Hidalgo Medina, University of Queensland, Australia; Bart Merci, Ghent University, Belgium; James A. Milke, University of Maryland, USA; Stephen Olenick, Combustion Science & Engineering, Inc., USA; Pedro Reszka, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile; Enrico Ronchi, Lund University, Sweden; Bernhard Schartel, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung, Germany; Albert Simeoni, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA; Hostikka Simo, Aalto University, Finland;  Michael Spearpoint, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Anna Stec, University of Central Lancashire, UK; Sayaka Suzuki, National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster, Japan; Patrick van Hees, Lund University, Sweden; Yi Wang, FM Global, USA; Bert Yu, FM Global, USA

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    Fire Technology publishes original contributions, both theoretical and empirical, that contribute to the solution of problems in fire safety science and engineering. It is the leading journal in the field, publishing applied research dealing with the full range of actual and potential fire hazards facing humans and the environment. It covers the entire domain of fire safety science and engineering problems relevant in industrial, operational, cultural, and environmental applications, including modeling, testing, detection, suppression, human behavior, wildfires, structures, and risk analysis.

    The aim of Fire Technology is to push forward the frontiers of knowledge and technology by encouraging interdisciplinary communication of significant technical developments in fire protection and subjects of scientific interest to the fire protection community at large.

    It is published in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). The mission of NFPA is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge, and passion. The mission of SFPE is advancing the science and practice of fire protection engineering internationally.

    Material submitted for publication in Fire Technology is subject to a peer-review process. Decisions on manuscripts will be based on validity, usefulness, and presentation. An eminent international editorial board ensures and attracts high-quality articles. The main attributes sought in accepted contributions are originality, novelty, rigour, timeliness, and clarity. Review articles are welcome, and issues of Fire Technology may also feature brief technical communications, book reviews, and letters to the editor.

    Annually, two awards are presented to the best papers appearing in Fire Technology. The Harry C. Bigglestone Award for excellence in communication of fire protection concepts is given by the Fire Protection Research Foundation to the best overall paper, and the Jack Bono Award for engineering communications is given by The Society of Fire Protection Engineers’ Educational and Scientific Foundation to the paper that has most contributed to the advancement of professional fire protection engineering. The Jack Watts Award for Outstanding Reviews of Fire Technology celebrates high quality and helpful reviewers, an essential component of our journal, and is presented annually to those whose reviews were most valuable in terms of the quality, in-depth, number and timelieness.

    With thousands of subscribers worldwide, Fire Technology is a unique agent for the dissemination of scholarly work in fire safety science.

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