Modern tools for estimating fire performance of wood based products

Jukka Hietaniemi, Tuula Hakkarainen, Esko Mikkola

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    Abstract

    This paper gives an overview on new methods for analysing fire performance of wood based products both for classification purposes and for uses in fire safety design. The first method presented is a computational tool based on 1D-flame spread modelling enabling to predict the performance of a wood product in the SBI tests based on its Cone Calorimeter results. The second method demonstrates use of Cone Calorimeter data to predict performance of wood products in a real-scale enclosure fire. This example also illustrates the efficiency of wood fire retardant treatment in improving fire safety. The third method addresses fire resistance of wooden products: it is a case study showing excellent performance of wooden load-bearing structures in a simulated natural fire exposure including both deterministic and probabilistic fire simulation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Symposium on Advanced Timber and Timber-composite Elements for Buildings
    Pages243-254
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventInternational Symposium on Advanced Timber and Timber-Composite Elements for Buildings 2004 - Firenze, Italy
    Duration: 27 Oct 200429 Oct 2004

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Symposium on Advanced Timber and Timber-Composite Elements for Buildings 2004
    CountryItaly
    CityFirenze
    Period27/10/0429/10/04

    Keywords

    • fire modelling tools
    • wood, timber
    • cone calorimeter
    • SBI test
    • reaction-to-fire
    • fire resistance
    • fire simulation
    • probabilistic fire simulation

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    Hietaniemi, J., Hakkarainen, T., & Mikkola, E. (2004). Modern tools for estimating fire performance of wood based products. In International Symposium on Advanced Timber and Timber-composite Elements for Buildings (pp. 243-254)