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    Author(s): Samuel L. ZelinkaMark A. DietenbergerLaura E. HasburghKeith J. BourneCharles Boardman
    Date: 2015
    Source: Wood Design Focus. Volume 25, Number 3, 2015; pp. 3-7.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Dr. Robert Hawthorne White had a 31 year career researching the fire performance of wood and wood composites at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory. Over his career, Dr. White made substantial contributions to codes, standards, and regulations pertaining to the design of wood structures. This review article summarizes Robert’s major accomplishments as a tribute to his career at the Forest Products Laboratory.

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    Zelinka, Samuel L.; Dietenberger, Mark A.; Hasburgh, Laura E.; Bourne, Keith J.; Boardman, C.R. 2015. Improvements to the Understanding of the Fire Performance of Wood over the Past 30 Years-A Tribute to Robert Hawthorne White. Wood Design Focus. Volume 25, Number 3, 2015; pp. 3-7.


    Wood, Char, Fire Resistive Coatings, Fire Resistance

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