Faculty Advisor

Barnett, Jonathan Ross

Center

Melbourne, Australia

Abstract

A thermal response model was developed for fusible link activation in wildfire conditions. Heat transfer parameters for this model were determined through experimental testing. Fusible links were tested in laboratory simulated wildfire conditions at the CSIRO Bushfire Research Laboratory in order to validate the developed model. This model was used to determine the potential use of fusible links for automatic actuation of wildfire doors and shutters.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2007

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering

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