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    Author(s): B. Kukay; R.H. White; F. Woeste
    Date: 2012
    Source: In: Inspection, testing and monitoring of buildings and bridges. National Council of Structural Engineers Association. Chapter 6. ISBN: 978-1-60983-198-1; 2012; pp. 73-83.
    Publication Series: Book Chapter
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Depending on the severity, fire damage can compromise the structural integrity of wood structures such as buildings or residences. Fire damage of wood structures can incorporate several models that address (1) the type, cause, and spread of the fire, (2) the thermal gradients and fire-resistance ratings, and (3) the residual load capacity (Figure 6.1). If there is a danger of local collapse, immediate concerns about the stability of free-standing residual parts of a fire-damaged building will need to be addressed very quickly [1]. Assuming that the structural fire is contained, then under certain circumstances time becomes less of an issue.

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    Kukay, B.;White, R.H.; Woeste, F. 2012. Chapter 6: Fire damage of wood structures. In: Inspection, testing and monitoring of buildings and bridges. National Council of Structural Engineers Association. Chapter 6. ISBN: 978-1-60983-198-1; 2012; pp. 73-83.

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    Post-fire, wood, damage assessment, fire

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