Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Ondrej Grexa; Mark A. DietenbergerRobert H. White
    Date: 2012
    Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Paper, FPL-RP-663, 2012: 51 p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
    PDF: Download Publication  (7.64 MB)


    This project researched the assessment of reaction-to-fire of common materials using the full-scale room/corner test (ISO 9705) protocol and the predictions of time to flashover using results from the bench-scale cone calorimeter test (ISO 5660-1). Using a burner protocol of 100 kW for 10 min, followed by 300 kW for 10 min and the test materials on the walls only, we obtained effective indications of the fire performance for 11 different untreated wood products, three different fire-retardant-treated (FRT) plywood materials, Type X gypsum wallboard, and FRT polyurethane foam. These same materials were tested in cone calorimeters, both at State Forest Products Research Institute and at Forest Products Laboratory, in which thermophysical properties were derived for use in fire growth models.

    Publication Notes

    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    Grexa, Ondrej; Dietenberger, Mark A.; White, Robert H. 2012. Reaction-to-fire of wood products and other building materials: Part 1, Room/corner test performance. USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Paper FPL-RP-663, 2012.


    Google Scholar


    fire, wood, flammability, reaction-to-fire, flashover, heat release rate (HRR)

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page