Fire Behavior and Fire Protection in Timber Buildings, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9400774605
  • ISBN-13: 9789400774605
  • DDC: 620.12
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 290 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This volume describes fire behavior and fire protection of timbers in outdoors and indoors application mainly in construction industry.  The Authors' novel approach considers the relationship between various species and age of timbers and its fire behavior at different thermal and fire loads. Quantitative data of ignition speed and flame propagation as well as generation of heat, smoke and toxic products are discussed. Analysis of fire resistance of various types of building materials based on timber of different species as well as the novel data on the effect of natural and accelerated aging of timbers on its fire behavior are discussed. The main practical methods of fire protection of new and ancient timber buildings and structures to increase its fire resistance are considered. The book should be useful for a wide range of readers: chemists, physicists, material scientists, architects, engineers, constructors and restorers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Behavior of Constructional Timber at High Temperature Heating and Fire.
3: Specificity of Structure and Properties of Timber Species.
4: Pyrolysis and Thermal Oxidative Decomposition of Timber.
5: The Ignition of Timber.
6: Heat Release Characteristics and Combustion Heat of Timber.
7: Flame Propagation on Timber Surface.
8: Generation of Smoke and Toxic Products at Fire of Timber.
9: Fire Safety and Fire Protection of Building Structures and Timber Constructions.
10: Fire Safety and Fire Resistance of Building Structures and Timber Constructions.
11: Fire Protection of Timber Building Structures and Constructions.
12: Effect of Natural and Accelerated Artificial Aging of Timber Building Structures on Fire Behavior.
13: Effect of Natural Aging of Timber Building Structures on Fire Behavior and Fire Safety.
14: The Change in Fire Behavior of Different Timber Species After Accelerated Artificial Aging.