Document Type thesis Author Name Bland, Kenneth Edward Email Address none URN etd-021005-111804 Title Behavior of Wood Exposed to Fire: A Review and Expert Judgement Procedure for Predicting Assembly Failure. Degree MS Department Fire Protection Engineering Advisors Robert W Fitzgerald, Advisor Marc Janssens, Co-Advisor Jonathan Barnett, Reader David A Lucht, Department Head Keywords flame spread construction structural failure fire wood Date of Presentation/Defense 1994-05-01 Availability unrestricted
This paper summarizes research on the structural perfomance of wood elements and assemblies exposed to fire and reviews methodologies available to predict performance. This reasecrh provides a wealth of information on topics such as how fast a flame spreads across the surface of wood, how much smoke is produced during combustion and at what rate does wood char and at what heat release rate.
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