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Tunnel Fire Testing and Modeling

The Morgex North Tunnel Experiment

Authors: Borghetti, F., Derudi, M., Gandini, P., Frassoldati, A., Tavelli, S.

  • Includes detailed measurements of fire dynamics
  • Addresses all aspects of a tunnel fire, based on experimental activities and theoretical and CFD analyses
  • Provides a complete experimental database for the purpose of CFD model validation
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About this book

This book aims to cast light on all aspects of tunnel fires, based on experimental activities and theoretical and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analyses. In particular, the authors describe a transient full-scale fire test (~15 MW), explaining how they designed and performed the experimental activity inside the Morgex North tunnel in Italy. The entire organization of the experiment is described, from preliminary evaluations to the solutions found for management of operational difficulties and safety issues. This fire test allowed the collection of different measurements (temperature, air velocity, smoke composition, pollutant species) useful for validating and improving CFD codes and for testing the real behavior of the tunnel and its safety systems during a diesel oil fire with a significant heat release rate. Finally, the fire dynamics are compared with empirical correlations, CFD simulations, and literature measurements obtained in other similar tunnel fire tests. This book will be of interest to all engineers and public officials who are concerned with the nature, prevention, and management of tunnel fires.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Safety in Road Tunnels

    Borghetti, Fabio (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • The Research Project and Partners Involved

    Borghetti, Fabio (et al.)

    Pages 7-11

  • The Fire Tests in the Morgex North Tunnel

    Borghetti, Fabio (et al.)

    Pages 13-37

  • The Test Results

    Borghetti, Fabio (et al.)

    Pages 39-64

  • Evaluation of the Consequences on the Users Safety

    Borghetti, Fabio (et al.)

    Pages 65-75

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49517-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49516-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tunnel Fire Testing and Modeling
Book Subtitle
The Morgex North Tunnel Experiment
Authors
Series Title
PoliMI SpringerBriefs
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49517-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49517-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-49516-3
Series ISSN
2282-2577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 97
Number of Illustrations
53 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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