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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Fire Protection Engineering
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Bland, Kenneth Edward, "Behavior of Wood Exposed to Fire: A Review and Expert Judgement Procedure for Predicting Assembly Failure." (2005). Masters Theses (All Theses, All Years). 1160.
flame spread, construction, structural failure, fire, wood, Wooden-frame buildings, Fire performance, Structural failures, Forecasting