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With the agreement of the German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology (BMFT), the HDR project has offered the cable fire experiment E42.2 as a basis for an international standard problem to be performed under the sponsorship of the European Commission. Within the specified fire compartment three cable racks have been installed which were loaded with various types of selected cables. Another three racks were installed, vertically fixed to a side wall of the fire compartment. A gas burner was operated for 60 seconds igniting a small cable package close to the burner. With the necessary initial and operating conditions given, the participants were requested to predict thermal effects caused by the cable fire. The standard problem exercise demonstrated the limited state of the art in the simulation of a cable fire.

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Authors: KARWAT H, Technische Universität München, Lehrstuhl für Reaktordynamik und Reaktorischrheit (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15648 EN (1994) 175 pp., FS, ECU 18.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-8180-7
Record Number: 199410449 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en