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Charring rate for fire exposed X-Lam

Charring rate for fire exposed X-Lam

Wong, Bernice V. Y. and Tee, Kong Fah ORCID: 0000-0003-3202-873X (2017) Charring rate for fire exposed X-Lam. In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. IOP Conference Series, 216 (012061). Institute of Physics Publishing. ISSN 1757-8981 (Print), 1757-899X (Online) (doi:

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Design of timber structures has been outlined in Eurocode 5. Notional charring rate for softwood and hardwood timber is given. For the performance of X-LAM panels in fire, only little information on charring is available and whether the fire behaviour of X-LAM is similar to homogenous timber panels has not yet been systematically analysed. This paper presents an overview of fire performance of X-LAM and evaluation of its resistance to elevated temperature as an element of structure in comparison to homogeneous timber panels. Numerical study has been carried out based on available experimental results. Charring rates for X-LAM panels obtained from experimental results are compared with those obtained from Eurocode 5 and proposed simplified model.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Additional Information: The 2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering and Materials Science was held from 26–28 May 2017, Seoul, Korea. *** Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Structural fire engineering, Cross laminated timber; Charring rate
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENG)
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 12:10

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