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Experimental Study Of Combustible And Non-Combustible...

With the adoption of performance-based fire design and the development of new engineered wood products, wood-based mid-rise and high-rise buildings are beginning to be constructed all around the globe. This trend has accelerated efforts to gain more...

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Shear Tests Of Glulam At Elevated Temperatures

Experimental investigations are conducted to characterize the evolution with temperature of the shear strength of glulam wood. To realize the tests, an original specimen with cylindrical shape has been developed and justified by a numerical study....

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Experimental Analysis Of The Fire Behavior Of...

Fire design models for timber structures usually consider both the loss in cross section attributable to charring and the temperature-dependent reduction of strength and stiffness of the uncharred residual cross section. For bonded timber elements...

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Large Scale Natural Fire Tests On Protected Engineered...

As part of an ongoing research project to investigate the performance in fire of specific types of innovative construction products and techniques (ICPT), BRE Global have carried out large-scale fire tests to determine the response of different...

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Reaction-To-Fire Of Wood Products And Other Building...

This Part II work evaluated results from the bench-scale cone calorimeter tests (ISO 5660-1) for 11 different untreated wood products, three different fire-retardant-treated (FRT) plywood materials, Type X gypsum board, and FRT polyurethane foam,...

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The Fire Resistance Of Medium-Rise Timber Frame Buildings

As part of the Timber Frame 2000 (TF2000) project a large-scale compartment fire test has been carried out in the full scale six storey timber frame building at BRE Cardington in the U.K. The test took place on the 15th September 1999. The programme...

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Surface Burning Characteristics Of V2 Stress Grade...

Advanced wood building systems form a significant market opportunity for use of wood in taller and larger buildings, which are currently required to be of non-combustible construction in accordance with provisions set forth in Part 3 of Division B...