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Fundamental advances for the fire safety of tall timber structures including the fire decay phase

Project description

Fire safety of tall timber structures including the fire decay phase

Tall timber buildings offer a sustainable solution for future densely populated cities. Their main worldwide barrier relates to fire safety, and standard tests omit the fire decay phase. However, this is of crucial importance for timber structures because wood loses mechanical properties at relatively low temperatures. Thus, the precise interaction between fire and structure needs to be understood because the temperature propagation through the load-bearing timber can unexpectedly lead to failure. FIReSafeTimber investigates key challenges related to the fire dynamics inside timber buildings and the resulting deterioration of the timber mechanical properties using computational models and fire experiments at various scales. FIReSafeTimber aims at developing performance-based methodologies for the fire-safe design of timber structural systems including the fire decay phase.

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UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Net EU contribution
€ 175 920,00
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Belgium

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
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Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
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Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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