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Developing of efficient and fossil free fire test methods and assessment protocols for the fire resistance of construction elements.

Project description

Fossil-free methods for fire-resistant construction materials

Fire-resistant constructions are designed to withstand fire. Special tests are conducted to assess the suitability of structural materials for different applications and to denote fire resistance ratings. These require fossil-based experiments that generate excessive amounts of carbon footprints. The MSCA project 4FM will introduce fossil-free electric heating (inductive/resistive) for different fire-resistant structural materials and compare the results to current fossil-based methods. The project will show that fossil-free methods can provide the necessary information on several structural materials. Also, it will demonstrate how their proper functioning will substantially help to reduce fossil use, specifically propane. This process will also provide a portable and economical way for research institutes and universities to perform large-scale experiments on new structural materials.

Objective

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Green Charter guides all the researchers and the academic community to work towards a greener and better future. Therefore, the current action is appropriate and timely as it is primarily dependent on the reduction of the excessive amount of carbon footprints, generated through the huge number of fossil-based experiments conducted to observe the suitability of structural materials for different applications and denoting fire-ratings. The project will focus on introducing fossil-free electric heating (inductive/resistive) for different structural materials and compare the results to the established fossil-based ones. The aim being to prove that fossil-free methods can also help in providing the required information on different structural materials, resulting in possible standardisation of the same. Acceptance and proper functioning of the method will substantially help in reducing the use of fossils, specifically propane, and in working towards a more sustainable environment. Furthermore, the process will also enable in providing a portable and economical way for research institutes and universities to conduct large-scale experiments on new structural materials. The action will also involve the specification of a method to achieve optimal desired fire-safety in materials, and a renewable wood-based structural composite material that has good mechanical and fire performances. The successful preparation, testing and analysis of the new structural material will further enable the team to file a patent. Additionally, the same material will be used to prepare corrugated and honeycomb sandwiched structures with numerical modelling, that for the first time will capture the influence of the cell sizes on the flammability of the structure.

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Coordinator

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 222 727,68
Address
Universitetsomradet porson
971 87 Lulea
Sweden

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Region
Norra Sverige Övre Norrland Norrbottens län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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