ASTM International - ASTM E1472-07
Standard Guide for Documenting Computer Software for Fire Models (Withdrawn 2011)
|Publication Date:||1 April 2007|
|ICS Code (Software):||35.080|
significance And Use:
This guide provides recommendations for writers of user'manuals and other documents for computer software prepared for scientific and engineering computations in fire models and other areas of... View More
This guide provides recommendations for writers of user'manuals and other documents for computer software prepared for scientific and engineering computations in fire models and other areas of fire protection engineering. The guide provides information that can be included in terms of three types of documents.
This guide is intended to assist in the understanding, usage, transfer, conversion, and modification of computer software. If the options and instructions contained in this guide are considered when documentation is prepared, the software should be used more readily for its intended purposes.
The use of fire models currently extends beyond the fire research laboratory and into the engineering, fire service, and legal communities. Sufficient documentation of computer software for fire models is necessary to ensure that users can judge the adequacy of the scientific and technical basis for the models, select the appropriate computer operating environment, and use the software effectively within the specified limitations. Adequate documentation will help prevent the unintentional misuse of fire models.
Additional guidelines on documentation can be found in ANSI/ANS 10.3 and ANSI/IEEE 1063.
ANSI/ANS 10.2 and 10.5 provide guidelines for programming to ease the portability of the software and meet user needs.View Less
1.1 This guide provides information that should be in documentation for computer software prepared for scientific and engineering computations in fire models and other areas of fire protection engineering.
1.2 The guidelines are presented in terms of three types of documentation: (1) technical document; (2) user's manual; and (3) installation, maintenance, and programming manual.
1.3 There are no numerical values stated in this standard. It is recommended that SI units be the standard in the documentation and development of fire models.
1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.5 This fire standard cannot be used to provide quantitative measures.