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dc.contributor.advisorBecker, Bryan, 1948-
dc.contributor.authorChrisman, Mark Patrick
dc.date.issued2019
dc.date.submitted2019 Summer
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page viewed September 25, 2019
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Bryan R. Becker
dc.descriptionVita
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 151-154)
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--School of Computing and Engineering and Department of Mathematics and Statistics. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2019
dc.description.abstractStairwells are essential to occupant exiting from tall (high-rise) buildings. In order to maintain tenable environments in the stairwells, modeling building and fire codes allow the use of a stair pressurization system to pressurize the shaft in order to keep smoke and toxic gases from entering the exit stairwell. Thus, allowing building occupants to exit the facility in a safe manner. Model building and fire codes require that stair pressurization systems are sized for all stairwell doors being closed, when during an actual emergency one or multiple doors could be open for various periods of time during a building evacuation. This research project will look at the impact of open stairwell doors on the stair pressurization system fan size based on experimental criteria reported in two American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) projects, RP-1203 and RP-1447, along with some additional modeling methods.eng
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Literature review -- Model calculations -- Network and zone modeling -- Computational fluid dynamics modeling -- Scope of current research effort -- Model test case scenarios and results -- Conclusions
dc.format.extentxii, 155 pages
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/69664
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri -- Kansas Cityeng
dc.subject.lcshStair building
dc.subject.lcshDoors -- Design and construction
dc.subject.otherDissertation -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Engineering
dc.subject.otherDissertation -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Mathematics
dc.titleModeling Pressurized Stairwells with Open Doorseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEngineering (UMKC)
thesis.degree.disciplineMathematics (UMKC)
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas City
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.namePh.D. (Doctor of Philosophy )


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