Simulation of Selected Parameters of Internal Fire in Case of Soft Targets Protection

  • Romana ErdélyiováEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


Terror, terrorism and terrorists, are nowadays words often used by media, political circles or debates. Preferred targets of terrorist attacks are public places with the high frequency of civilians called soft targets. Tall buildings (towers) dominate in international as well as national constructions. Victims of terror are threatened by terrorist attacks itself, but also by their consequences. The paper deals with a fire simulation in a building, where civilians are presented and can be considered as a soft target. Presented elevated temperatures caused by fire, as a consequence of terrorist attack, effect public safety in the building because of disrupted stability of the building. The paper shows usage of fire simulation out-puts for prevention and protection of soft targets.


Attack Fire Fire simulation Heat stress Soft target 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Security Engineering, Department of Technical Sciences and InformaticsUniversity of ŽilinaŽilinaSlovakia

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