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Computer-simulation research on building-facade geometry for fire spread control in buildings with wood claddings

Author
Giraldo, M.; Avellaneda, J.; Lacasta, A.M; Rodríguez, Vladimir
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
World Conference on Timber Engineering 2012
Date of publication
2012
Presentation's date
2012-07-18
Book of congress proceedings
Proccedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering 2012
First page
53
Last page
60
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/16637 Open in new window
URL
http://www.conference.co.nz/wcte2012/programme/final_proceedings__ Open in new window
Abstract
Wood is a unique material with respect to fire. Despite being combustible, it is a stable structural element when confronted with flame due to its low thermal conductivity and characteristics of its chemical degradation (Pyrolysis). The level of fire resistance is determined by the mass, size, and configuration of the constructive elements used. When wood is used as a cladding material, takes the form of boards, plates, or other thin strips, therefore its behavior is subject to its combustibilit...
Citation
Giraldo, M. [et al.]. Computer-simulation research on building-facade geometry for fire spread control in buildings with wood claddings. A: World Conference on Timber Engineering. "Proccedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering 2012". Auckland: 2012, p. 1-8.
Group of research
GICITED - Interdisciplinary Group on Building Scienceand and Technology
LiTA - Architectural Innovation and Technology Laboratory

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