trial fire

trial fire

[′trīl ‚fīr]
(ordnance)
Deliberate gunfire laid on a fixed point or target to determine the corrections for firing data.
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Rational design begins with a qualitative design review, which includes; an architectural review, fire safety objectives, fire hazards and risks, trial fire safety designs, and worst-case fire scenarios for analysis.
The mean trial fire resistance of HC-FST columns tested by loading them with 40 % of their mean trial load-bearing capacity under normal conditions and heated according to a temperature curve close to the standard temperature curve was 44,3 min.