The new publication, Case Studies in Fire Safety provides a forum for the rapid publication of short, structured Case Studies in Fire Safety and related Short Communications, and will provide an essential compendium of case studies for fire protection engineers, designers , researchers and other practitioners in the field of fire safety who are interested in all aspects of fire safety.
Alongside high quality theory-based research, insights into and sharing of practical design solutions is needed to address many problems relating to fire safety. Case Studies in Fire Safety provides a resource for the sharing of such insights and solutions. It will offer a valuable resource for practitioners and researchers working in all fields of fire safety. Published papers will be short and technically focused, rapidly reviewed and disseminated in an Open Access forum. All authors will be given feedback on the number of times their paper has been downloaded with information on the geographical distribution of the downloads.
The list of topics Case Studies in Fire Safety will cover is wide, and will include (but not be limited to): fire chemistry and physics, fire dynamics (including gas explosions), active fire protection systems (including detection and suppression), fire performance of structures, passive fire protection methods, people/fire interactions (physical, physiological and psychological), fire safety management, assessment and quantification of fire risk (including acceptability of risk), fire investigation, fire safety design (including consumer items, industrial plant, transportation, buildings), fire safety legislation, and fire safety education.
With this in mind, I would like to welcome you to Case Studies in Fire Safety.
Mr Peter Johnson, Arup. Editor-in-Chief, Case Studies in Fire Safety