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Image: CC-BY Detail from Wang, Yu; Rush, David. (2019). Cone calorimeter tests of combustible materials found in informal settlements, [dataset]. University of Edinburgh. School of Engineering. https://doi.org/10.7488/ds/2599.

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  • Fire experiment of informal settlement dwelling without window (Test 1) 

    Wang, Yu; Beshir, Mohamed; Hadden, Rory; Cicione, Antonio; Krajcovic, Michal; Rush, David
    This link presents Test 1 of Phase 1. The fuel condition is different from that in Phase 2.
  • Fire experiment of informal settlement dwelling with window (Test 2) 

    Wang, Yu; Beshir, Mohamed; Hadden, Rory; Cicione, Antonio; Krajcovic, Michal; Rush, David
    This link presents Test 2 of Phase 1. The fuel condition is different from that in Phase 2.
  • Baseline fire experiment of informal settlement (Test 3) 

    Wang, Yu; Beshir, Mohamed; Cicione, Antonio; Hadden, Rory; Krajcovic, Michal; Rush, David
    This dataset presents Test 3 (Baseline). This is the Baseline experiment of Phase 2. All the other experiments change boundary conditions based on Baseline experiment.
  • Gap filled informal settlement fire experiment (Test 4) 

    Wang, Yu; Beshir, Mohamed; Cicione, Antonio; Hadden, Rory; Krajcovic, Michal; Rush, David
    This dataset presents Test 4 (Gap filled experiment). Different from Baseline experiment, the leakages at the walls and roofs were filled, and the other conditions are totally the same with Baseline.
  • Cardboard lined informal settlement fire experiment (Test 5) 

    Wang, Yu; Beshir, Mohamed; Cicione, Antonio; Hadden, Rory; Krajcovic, Michal; Rush, David
    This dataset presents Test 5 (Cardboard lining experiment). Different from Baseline experiment, the interior walls are lined with cardboard, and the other conditions are totally the same with Baseline.
  • Insulation wall informal settlement fire experiment (Test 11) 

    Wang, Yu; Beshir, Mohamed; Cicione, Antonio; Hadden, Rory; Krajcovic, Michal; Rush, David
    This dataset presents Test 11 (insulation wall experiment). Different from Baseline experiment, the interior walls are insulated, and the other conditions are totally the same with Baseline.
  • Fire spread between two informal settlement dwellings (Test 10) 

    Wang, Yu; Beshir, Mohamed; Hadden, Rory; Cicione, Antonio; Krajcovic, Michal; Rush, David
    This is Test 10 among the 13 experiments, which is an experiment of double dwellings.
  • Window south side (side short wall) informal settlement fire experiment (Test 6) 

    Wang, Yu; Beshir, Mohamed; Hadden, Rory; Cicione, Antonio; Krajcovic, Michal; Rush, David
    This dataset presents Test 6 (window south side experiment). Different from Baseline experiment, the window location was changed from front long wall to side short wall, and the other conditions are totally the same with Baseline.
  • Horizontal window informal settlement fire experiment (Test 13) 

    Wang, Yu; Beshir, Mohamed; Hadden, Rory; Cicione, Antonio; Krajcovic, Michal; Rush, David
    This dataset presents Test 13. Different from Baseline experiment, the window width has been increased, and the other conditions are totally the same with Baseline.
  • Vertical window informal settlement fire experiment (Test 12) 

    Wang, Yu; Beshir, Mohamed; Hadden, Rory; Cicione, Antonio; Krajcovic, Michal; Rush, David
    This dataset presents Test 12. Different from Baseline experiment, the window height has been increased, and the other conditions are totally the same with Baseline.
  • Window west side (opposite to the door wall) informal settlement fire experiment (Test 7) 

    Wang, Yu; Beshir, Mohamed; Hadden, Rory; Cicione, Antonio; Krajcovic, Michal; Rush, David
    This dataset presents Test 7 (window west side experiment). Different from Baseline experiment, the window location was changed from front long wall to the opposite long wall, and the other conditions are totally the same ...
  • Two windows (and one door) informal settlement fire experiment (Test 9) 

    Wang, Yu; Beshir, Mohamed; Hadden, Rory; Cicione, Antonio; Krajcovic, Michal; Rush, David
    This dataset presents Test 9 (two windows and one door). Different from Baseline experiment, one additional window is added at the short side wall that is far from the door, and the other conditions are totally the same ...
  • Window north side (side short wall that is close to the door) informal settlement fire experiment (Test 8)) 

    Wang, Yu; Beshir, Mohamed; Hadden, Rory; Cicione, Antonio; Krajcovic, Michal; Rush, David
    This dataset presents Test 8 (window north side experiment). Different from Baseline experiment, the window location was changed from front long wall to the side short wall that is close to the door, and the other conditions ...
  • Tisova Fire Test Data 

    Rush, David; Dai, Xu; Lange, David
  • Informal dwelling fires, 2009 - 2015, City of Cape Town 

    Gibson, Lesley
    This data collates fires of an "informal" nature obtained from the City of Cape Town Fire Incidence database (https://web1.capetown.gov.za/web1/OpenDataPortal/DatasetDetail?DatasetName=Fire%20incidence). The dataset differs ...
  • Fire in Cape Town informal settlements mapped from remote sensing 

    Gibson, Lesley
    This data was created from a remote sensing method using Sentinel 2 data originally described in: Gibson, L., Engelbrecht, J. & Rush, D. Detecting historic informal settlement fires with Sentinel 1 and 2 satellite data - ...
  • Conceptual risk model for fire risk in informal settlements of Cape Town 

    Stevens, Samuel; Gibson, Lesley; Rush, David
    This dataset contains fire risk data for informal settlements in Cape Town, South Africa. The geographic dataset in shapefile format consists of polygons of informal settlements in the City of Cape Town with attributable ...
  • Dwelling outline - Informal Settlements of Cape Town 

    Gibson, Lesley; EPSRC - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
    This data was generated under agreement by Centre for Geographical Analysis, Stellenbosch University. The geographic dataset in shapefile format consists of polygons of informal settlement dwelling in the City of Cape Town. ...
  • Informal settlement dwellings mapped from LiDAR for selected informal settlements in Cape Town 

    Adeleke, Adedayo
    This dataset consists of polygons delineating informal dwelling roofs for selected informal settlements in Cape Town. The polygons were derived from LiDAR data made available from the City of Cape Town and mapped by Adedayo ...
  • The Malveira Fire Test 

    Hidalgo, Juan; Goode, Tristan; Gupta, Vinny; Cowlard, Adam; Abecassis-Empis, Cecilia; Maclean, Jamie; Bartlett, Alastair; Maluk, Cristian; Montalva, Jose; Osorio, Andres; Torero, Jose
    A full-scale demonstrator fire experiment is conducted in an industrial building in Portugal to study and characterise fire behaviour in large open-plan spaces, typical of contemporary infrastructure and tall buildings in ...

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