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Fire performance of wood products and timber structures
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Building Technology.
2017 (English)In: International Wood Products Journal, ISSN 2042-6445, E-ISSN 2042-6453, Vol. 8, no 2, 74-79 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

An overview of the European requirements on fire safety in buildings is presented based on the construction products regulation and its essential requirements. These requirements are mandatory, to be used in all countries. They include classification systems for reaction to fire of building products, fire resistance of building elements and structural Eurocodes. The reaction-to-fire performance of wood products in accordance with the European classification system is given. Euroclass D is usually achieved. Higher classes can be reached by chemical treatments, but the durability of the reaction-to-fire performance needs to be fulfilled according to a new European system. The fire resistance of building elements can be either tested according to the European standards or calculated using design methods according to Eurocode 5, EN 1995-1-2. Both separating and load-bearing structures are included. Timber structures can obtain high fire resistance, e.g. REI 60, REI 90 or even higher.

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Taylor & Francis, 2017. Vol. 8, no 2, 74-79 p.
Keyword [en]
Building fires, reaction to fire, fire resistance
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Construction Management
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Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Civil engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-66073DOI: 10.1080/20426445.2017.1320851OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-66073DiVA: diva2:1119240
Available from: 2017-07-03 Created: 2017-07-03 Last updated: 2017-11-10Bibliographically approved

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