Identifier

etd-021005-111804

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Fire Protection Engineering

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2005-02-10

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

flame spread, construction, structural failure, fire, wood, Wooden-frame buildings, Fire performance, Structural failures, Forecasting

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