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Fire

Intumescence: Tradition Versus Novelty. A Comprehensive...

The objective of current research on intumescent formulations is on consolidated approaches for conferring flame retardancy properties to polymers and polymer blends. Numerous academic and industrial efforts have been carried out in the last fifteen...

Fire

Combustion And Charring Properties Of Five Common...

Abstract Cone calorimeter tests conducted at three levels of heat flux, 25, 50 and 75 kW/m2, were employed to investigate the combustion and charring properties of five common constructional wood species: three softwood species: Douglas fir...

Fire

Assess Fire Spread In Floor Voids

Some innovative and structurally efficient uses of massive wood panels, such as cross-laminated timber (CLT), will result in hollow structural sections. Light-weight wood construction as well as heavy timber assemblies using dropped ceilings or...

Fire

Fire Resistance Of Structural Composite Lumber Products

Use of structural composite lumber products is increasing. In applications requiring a fire resistance rating, calculation procedures are used to obtain the fire resistance rating of exposed structural wood products. A critical factor in the...

Fire

Report Of Testing Cross Laminated Timber Panels For...

Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc. (Intertek) has conducted testing for the Canadian Wood Council, on Cross-Laminated Timber Panels to evaluate their fire resistance. Testing was conducted in accordance with the applicable requirements, and...

Fire

Report Of Testing Cross-Laminated Timber Panels For...

Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc. (Intertek) has conducted testing for the Canadian Wood Council, on Cross-Laminated Timber Panels, to evaluate their fire resistance. Testing was conducted in accordance with the applicable requirements, and...

Fire

Report Of Testing Cross Laminated Timber Panels For...

Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc. (Intertek) has conducted testing for the Canadian Wood Council, on Cross-Laminated Timber Panels, to evaluate their fire resistance. Testing was conducted in accordance with the applicable requirements, and...

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...

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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...