Preview of 2nd edition of tunnel fire safety Handbook

Published:  26 January, 2011

The second edition of ‘The Handbook of tunnel fire safety’ is in preparation now and is expected to be published by ICE Publishing (Institution of Civil Engineers) during 2011. 

The first edition received wide acclaim – “it is without doubt a must-read for all involved” (‘Tunnels & Tunnelling International’, December 2005).

Since then it has been described as having become the “definitive” work on the subject.

The second edition will contain up-dated chapters as well as several chapters on different topics, such as human behaviour in tunnel fires and fire suppression.

The contents will be as follows:

Preface: Alan Beard & Richard Carvel

Introduction: Alan Beard

Part I: Real tunnel fires

  • Chapter 1: A history of fire incidents in tunnels. Richard Carvel & Guy Marlair
  • Chapter 2: Tunnel fire investigation I: The Channel Tunnel Fire, 18th November 1996. Martin Shipp
  • Chapter 3: Tunnel fire investigation II: The St. Gotthard Tunnel Fire, 24th October 2001. Jean-Claude Martin, Olivier Delémont & Claude Calisti
  • Chapter 4: Tunnel Fire Investigation III: The Burnley Tunnel Fire, Melbourne, 23rd March, 2007. Arnold Dix

Part II: Prevention and Protection

  • Chapter 5: Prevention and Protection: General Concepts. Alan Beard
  • Chapter 6: Automatic incident detection (AID) Arnold dix
  • Chapter 7: Fire detection systems. Sandro Maciocia
  • Chapter 8: Passive fire protection in concrete tunnels Richard Carvel & Kees Both
  • Chapter 9: Fire suppression in tunnels Yajue Wu and Richard Carvel
  • Chapter 10: Tunnel ventilation - state of the art. Art Bendelius
  • Chapter 11: Use of tunnel ventilation for fire safety. Stuart Jagger
  • Chapter 12: The influence of tunnel ventilation on fire behaviour. Richard Carvel & Alan Beard

Section III: Tunnel fire dynamics

  • Chapter 13: A history of tunnel fire experiments. Richard Carvel & Guy Marlair
  • Chapter 14: Tunnel fire dynamics. Haukur Ingason
  • Chapter 15: Heat release rates in tunnel fires - a summary Anders Lonnermark and Haukur Ingason
  • Chapter 16: CFD Modelling of tunnel fires. Norman Rhodes
  • Chapter 17: Control volume modelling of tunnel fires. David Charters
  • Chapter 18: Network modelling of tunnel fires Francesco Colella
  • Chapter 19: Non-deterministic modelling and tunnel fires Alan Beard

Section IV: Fire Safety Management & Human factors

  • Chapter 20: Human behaviour in fire in tunnels: 1. Jim Shields
  • Chapter 21 Human behaviour in tunnel fires: 2 Alain Noizet
  • Chapter 22: Recommended behaviour for road tunnel users. Michel Egger
  • Chapter 23: Transport of Hazardous goods. Benjamin Truchot,Phillipe Cassini, Hermann Knoflacher
  • Chapter 24: A systemic approach to tunnel fire safety management. Jaime Santos-Reyes & Alan Beard
  • Chapter 25: Road Tunnel operation during a fire emergency. John Gillard
  • Chapter 26: Tunnel fire safety and the law. Arnold Dix

Section V: Emergency Procedures

  • Chapter 27: Emergency procedures in road tunnels – current practice and future ideas. David Burns and M. Nielsen
  • Chapter 28: Emergency procedures in rail tunnels – current practice and future ideas. John Olesen and Graham Gash
  • Chapter 29: Fire and rescue operations in tunnel fires: A discussion of some practical issues. Anders Bergqvist, Håkan Frantzich, Kjell Hasselrot & Haukur Ingason

Section VI: Tunnel fire safety decision-making

  • Chapter 30: Problems with Using Models for fire safety Alan Beard
  • Chapter 31: Decision-making and risk assessment Alan Beard

Section VII: Specific topics

  • Chapter 32: The UPTUN project – A brief summary Kees Both
  • Chapter 33: The second Tyne road tunnel Peter Hedley
  • Chapter 34: Hydrogen-powered vehicles and tunnel safety Yajue Wu
  • Chapter 35: Environmental change and tunnel safety Arnold Dix

  • Operation Florian

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