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Author NameBland, Kenneth Edward
Email Address none
TitleBehavior of Wood Exposed to Fire: A Review and Expert Judgement Procedure for Predicting Assembly Failure.
DepartmentFire Protection Engineering
  • 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/Defense1994-05-01
    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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