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Fire

Fire Risk With Different Adhesives In Cross-Laminated...

[Research In Progress] Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a mass-timber composite that is being used to construct tall timber buildings (Jakes et al. 2016). CLT is a panel product made from layers of dimensional lumber where the long axis of each layer...

Codes, Fire

Char Rates Under Design Fire Scenarios

[Research In Progress] Removing woody biomass from the Nation’s forests can reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires and create healthy, resilient ecosystems. In a report from the Forest Service on the rising cost of wildfire operations, the...

Fire

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...

Fire

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....

Fire

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...

Fire

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...

Fire

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,...