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    Author(s): S. M. Cramer; R. H. White
    Date: 1997
    Source: Wood engineering in the 21st century : research needs and goals: proceedings of the workshop offered in conjunction with the SEI/ASCE Structures Congress XV, Portland, Oregon, April 16, 1997. Reston, VA : Structural Engineering Institute ; American Society of Civil Engineers, c1998.:p. 75-86.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    The worldwide movement toward performance-based building codes is prompting the need for new computational methods to predict fire endurance of wood assemblies. Progress in the past twenty years in understanding fire endurance of individual solid wood components has been achieved in many different countries. The greatest opportunity for major advance in fire research is the development of computational fire endurance models that incorporate heat transfer, thermal degrade, and structural analysis algorithms for not only single components but multiple-component assemblies subject to standardized and natural fire scenarios. Full-scale test programs will also be needed to verify computational techniques and further deve!op thermal degradation theories.

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    Cramer, S. M.; White, R. H. 1997. Fire performance issues. Wood engineering in the 21st century : research needs and goals: proceedings of the workshop offered in conjunction with the SEI/ASCE Structures Congress XV, Portland, Oregon, April 16, 1997. Reston, VA : Structural Engineering Institute ; American Society of Civil Engineers, c1998.:p. 75-86.

    Keywords

    Fire, Wood products, Fire resistanc, Design, Construction technology, Fire testing, Fire endurance

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