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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Combined Fire Safety and Comfort Study Using Moment Independent and Variance Based Method

Karim Khan Juhoor1, Laurent Lemaitre1, Maxime Boulinguez1, Alain Bastide2
1Intégrale Ingénierie, Saint-Pierre, La Réunion, France
2Laboratoire Piment, University of La Réunion, Le Tampon, France

Abstract: In tropical context and particularly in Reunion Island, promoting passive design is compulsory, but cannot be achieved without considering fire safety. This article aims at evaluating the interactions that exist between fire safety and thermal comfort in buildings, using variance based and moment independent methods. Two stategies are proposed: a first one, dissociated, where fire safety assessment and thermal comfort are evaluated separately and a second combining both considerations. Input parameters that influence the most the selected output indices are investigated for each strategy. A normalized index combining thermal comfort and fire safety is suggested introducing a new methodology. Difference between the two strategies is highlighted.
Pages: 1718 - 1727