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Characterization of the fire behaviour of tropical wood species for use in the construction industry

Author
Lacasta, A.M; Haurie, L.; Monton, J.; Navarro Ezquerra, A.; Giraldo, M.; Sotomayor, J.; Palumbo, M.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
2016 World Conference on Timber Engineering
Date of publication
2016
Presentation's date
2016-08-24
Book of congress proceedings
WCTE 2016 : World Conference on Timber Engineering : August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria : e-book
First page
5387
Last page
5395
Publisher
Technischen Universität Graz
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/99950 Open in new window
Abstract
It is widely acknowledged that wood is a combustible and flammable material. However, not all woods have the same fire behaviour; this can change significantly depending on the type and species of wood. Usually, hardwoods have better fire behaviour in comparison with softwoods. This is often due to their physical structure (morphology), their density and hardness and also their moisture content. However, in some cases the main cause is their chemical composition. Some tropical woods with relativ...
Citation
Lacasta, A.M, Haurie, L., Monton, J., Navarro Ezquerra, A., Giraldo, P., Sotomayor, J., Palumbo, M. Characterization of the fire behaviour of tropical wood species for use in the construction industry. A: World Conference on Timber Engineering. "WCTE 2016 : World Conference on Timber Engineering : August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria : e-book". Viena: Technischen Universität Graz, 2016, p. 5387-5395.
Keywords
Tropical wood species, extracts and, fire behaviour of wood, fire reaction, ignitability and flammability
Group of research
GICITED - Interdisciplinary Group on Building Scienceand and Technology

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