The Real Fires for the Safe Design of Tall Buildings (RFSDTB) project, an EPSRC sponsored project at the University of Edinburgh, originally instigated at The University of Edinburgh in 2011, aims to establish robust methodologies and establish modelling capabilities that would generate real fire inputs for the purpose of designing Fire Safety Strategies for tall buildings in a broad range of conditions. The RFSDTB project encompassed two full-scale experimental programmes designed and commissioned by staff and PhD students at the University of Edinburgh. In 2013, the first programme, called the Edinburgh Tall Building Fire Tests (ETFT), was carried out at the BRE Burn Hall in Watford, UK. In 2014, the second programme corresponded to the Large-Scale Demonstrator Malveira Fire Test, carried out in a vacant building in Malveira, Portugal.

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  • Tisova Fire Test Data 

    Rush, David; Dai, Xu; Lange, David
  • 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 ...
  • Edinburgh Tall Building Fire Tests Analysis 

    Gupta, Vinny; Hidalgo, Juan P; Cowlard, Adam; Abecassis-Empis, Cecilia; Majdalani, Agustin H; Maluk, Cristian; Torero, Jose
    Six experiments from the Edinburgh Tall Building Fire Tests are analysed in order to understand the effects of ventilation on the characteristic thermal behaviour of large open-plan spaces, typical of contemporary architecture ...
  • Edinburgh Tall Building Fire Tests 

    Hidalgo, Juan P; Cowlard, Adam; Abecassis-Empis, Cecilia; Maluk, Cristian; Majdalani, Agustin H; Kahrmann, Steffen; Hilditch, Ryan; Krajcovic, Michal; Torero, Jose L
    A full-scale experimental series is undertaken to generate a comprehensive data set to study and characterise fires in large open-plan spaces, typical of contemporary infrastructure and Tall Buildings in particular. ...