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Transport fire safety engineering in the European Union - project TRANSFEU

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Author(s): Jolanta Maria RADZISZEWSKA-WOLIŃSKA

Journal: Transport Problems : an International Scientific Journal
ISSN 1896-0596

Volume: 6;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 35;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: fire protection in transport | toxicity of combustion products

ABSTRACT
Article presents European Research project (of FP7-SST-2008-RTD-1 for Surface transportation) TRANSFEU. Projects undertakes to deliver both a reliable toxicity measurement methodology and a holistic fire safety approach for all kind of surface transport. It bases on a harmonized Fire Safety Engineering methodology which link passive fire security with active fire security mode. This all embracing system is the key to attain optimum design solutions in respect to fire safety objectives as an alternative to the prescriptive approach. It will help in the development of innovative solutions (design and products used for the building of the surface transport) which will better respect the environment.In order to reach these objectives new toxicity measurement methodology and related classification of materials, new numerical fire simulation tools, fire test methodology (laboratory and full scale) and a decisive tool to optimize or explore new design in accordance to the fire safety requirements will be developed.
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