Research

The Fire Safety Science and Engineering Laboratory

The Fire Safety Science and Engineering Laboratory at UNC Charlotte is located at the Charlotte Police and Fire Training Academy. The lab hosts a cone calorimeter and an intermediate scale calorimeter (ICAL) for measuring reaction-to-fire properties of materials at different scales. The lab has an intermediate-scale furnace for structural fire testing, and a smoke chamber and an FTIR gas analyzer for smoke analysis and toxicity studies, a full-scale calorimeter, and a LIFT apparatus for fire spread studies. In addition, the lab stations an environmental chamber (with temperature and humidity controls) and a temperature chamber for conditioning specimens. Addtionally, the lab has the capability of conducting large-scale  outdoor structure fire experiments.

 

On Campus Small Scale Laboratory

Plan review is in progress for the construction of a small scale fire lab on campus.  The new lab will be located on the third floor of the Smith Building. More information will be posted soon about the new lab.