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Accession Number PB2013-109811
Title Experimental Seismic Study of Pressurized Fire Sprinkler Piping Subsystems.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 407p
Personal Author A. Filiatrault G. Mosqueda Y. Tian
Abstract A fire extinguishing sprinkler piping subsystem not only accounts for a significant portion of typical investment in building construction, but also represents one of the key components that ensures the functionality and safety of a building. However, recent earthquake events have demonstrated the vulnerability and sometimes poor performance of fire extinguishing sprinkler piping systems, which can cause a wide range of damage resulting in substantial property loss, loss of building functionality, as well as posing a significant hazard in potential fire spread and loss of life. Limited research has been conducted on sprinkler piping subsystem under seismic loading and information obtained from previous studies is not sufficient to fully describe their dynamic response and failure mechanisms.
Keywords Buildings
Construction
Earthquakes
Fire suppression
Functionality
Hazards
Losses
Safety
Seismicity
Sprinklers
Vulnerability


 
Source Agency National Science Foundation
State University of New York
NTIS Subject Category 89H - Building Equipment, Furnishings, & Maintenance
89D - Structural Analyses
48F - Geology & Geophysics
Corporate Author State Univ. of New York at Buffalo. Dept. of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1323
Contract Number N/A

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