Fire Engineering Programme Research Publications

The following are published research. Many are available to download directly, or hard copies are available on request.

Where available, publications are now linked to the UC Research Repository. The repository provides report details and the abstract in HTML with an option to download the PDF file.

Otherwise, the size of the downloadable PDF is shown.

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2012

ME Thesis

2011

ME Thesis

Research Reports

2010

ME Thesis

Research Reports

2009

PhD Thesis

Research Reports

2008

ME Thesis

Research Reports

2007

PhD Thesis

ME Thesis

Research Reports

2006

ME Thesis

Research Reports

2005

ME Thesis

Research Reports

2004

Research Reports

2003

Research Reports

2002

Research Reports

2001

Research Reports

2000

Research Reports

1999

Research Reports

  • 99/1 - R A Carter
    Fire Safety and Security in Schools
  • 99/2 - J M Clarke
    A Review of the Building Separation Requirements of the New Zealand Building Code Acceptable Solutions
  • 99/3 - K M Crawford
    Effect of Safety Factors in Timed Human Egress Simulations (4MB PDF)
  • 99/4 - M Dixon
    Fire Response of HVAC Systems in Multistorey Buildings: An Examination of the NZBC Acceptable Solutions
  • 99/5 - C Duncan
    The Effectiveness of the Domestic Smoke Alarm Signal (1.7MB PDF)
  • 99/6 - R Feasey
    Post-flashover Design Fires (2.24MB PDF)
  • 99/7 - J Firestone
    An Analysis of Furniture Heat Release Rates by the Nordtest
  • 99/8 - I J Garrett
    Design of Escape from Fire
  • 99/9 - D B Hipkins
    Class A Foam Water Sprinkler Systems
  • 99/10 - M J Inwood
    Review of the New Zealand Standard for Concrete Structures (NZS 3101) for High Strength and Lightweight Concrete Exposed to Fire
  • 99/11 - K H Liew
    Simple Empirical Method for Load-Bearing Light Timber Framed Walls at Elevated Temperatures
  • 99/12 - G A North
    An Analytical Model for Vertical Flame Spread on Solids: An Initial Investigation
  • 99/13 - D L Palmer
    Should Bedroom Doors be Open or Closed While People are Sleeping? - A Probabilistic Risk Assessment (500Kb)
  • 99/14 - S J Rusbridge
    Peoples Awareness of Fire
  • 99/15 - B J Sutherland
    Smoke Explosions (2.5MB PDF)
  • 99/16 - JKS Wong
    Reliability of Structural Fire Design

1998

Research Reports

1997

Research Reports

  • 97/1 - G J Barnes
    Sprinkler Trade Off Clauses in the Approved Documents
  • 97/2 - J W Boyes
    Risk Ranking of Buildings for Life Safety
  • 97/3 - T Grace
    Improving the Waking Effectiveness of Fire Alarms in Residential Areas (814K PDF)
  • 97/4 - P Holmberg
    Study of Evacuation Movement through Different Building Components
  • 97/5 - KDJ Irwin
    Domestic Fire Hazard in New Zealand
  • 97/6 - D C Robertson
    An Appraisal of Existing Room-Corner Fire Models
  • 97/7 - G C Thomas
    Fire Resistance of Light Timber Framed Walls and Floors
  • 97/8 - A M Walker
    Uncertainty Analysis of Zone Fire Models
  • 97/9 - D B Hubbard and T M Pastore
    New Zealand Building Regulations Five Years Later

1996

Research Reports

  • 96/1 - M A Belsham
    The Influence of Non-Uniform Electric Fields on Combustion Processes
  • 96/2 - J M Clement
    Mixing in Fire Induced Doorway Flows
  • 96/3 - B W Cosgrove
    Fire Design of Single Storey Industrial Buildings
  • 96/4 - T N Kardos
    Modelling Smoke Flow Using Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • 96/5 - A R Parkes
    Under-Ventilated Compartment Fires - A Precursor to Smoke Explosions
  • 96/6 - M W Radford
    An Investigation of the Effects of Sprinklers on Compartment Fires

1995

Research Reports

  • 95/1 - I B Bolliger
    Full Residential Scale backdraft
  • 95/2 - P A Enright
    A Study of Full Scale Room Fire Experiments
  • 95/3 - J T Gerlich
    Design of Load-bering Light Steel Frame Walls for Fire Resistance (2.2 MB PDF)
  • 95/4 - D J Millar
    Full Scale Limited Ventilation Fire Experiments
  • 95/5 - F Rahmanian
    An Analysis of Domestic Sprinkler Systems for Use in New Zealand