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Fire

Self-Extinguishment Of Cross-Laminated Timber

Cross-laminated timber, or CLT, is currently receiving attention for its potential use in tall building structures. Timber being a combustible material, one of the main challenges for the construction of these buildings is the potential fire risk...

Connections

Bending Tests On Glulam-CLT Beams Connected With...

This report presents bending tests performed on composite beams made from glulam beams and cross laminated timber (CLT) panels. The composite beam, with a T-cross section, represents a section of a floor element in a multi-storey CLT construction...

Fire

Modeling Of Barrier Failure And Fire Spread In Curisk

CUrisk, a computer  fire  risk  analysis  model, has  been  under development at Carleton University for over a decade. To better evaluate failure of building elements and spread of fire  beyond the  room  of  fire  origin, this thesis...