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dc.contributor.authorLacasta Palacio, Ana María
dc.contributor.authorHaurie Ibarra, Laia
dc.contributor.authorMontón Lecumberri, Joaquín
dc.contributor.authorNavarro Ezquerra, Antonia
dc.contributor.authorGiraldo, Pilar
dc.contributor.authorSotomayor, Javier
dc.contributor.authorPalumbo, Mariana
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Física
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Construccions Arquitectòniques II
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-24T13:22:11Z
dc.date.available2017-01-24T13:22:11Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationLacasta, A.M, Haurie, L., Monton, J., Navarro Ezquerra, A., Giraldo, P., Sotomayor, J., Palumbo, M. Characterization of the fire behaviour of tropical wood species for use in the construction industry. A: World Conference on Timber Engineering. "WCTE 2016 : World Conference on Timber Engineering : August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria : e-book". Viena: Technischen Universität Graz, 2016, p. 5387-5395.
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-903024-35-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/99950
dc.description.abstractIt is widely acknowledged that wood is a combustible and flammable material. However, not all woods have the same fire behaviour; this can change significantly depending on the type and species of wood. Usually, hardwoods have better fire behaviour in comparison with softwoods. This is often due to their physical structure (morphology), their density and hardness and also their moisture content. However, in some cases the main cause is their chemical composition. Some tropical woods with relatively low density present better fire behaviour than other with high density. This indicates that other aspects such as the content of extracts, exudates (oils, waxes, mucilage, tannins etc.) and minerals can greatly influence their fire performance. In this study, seven Mexican tropical wood were characterized in order to determine their fire behaviour. For this purpose, an extensive series of laboratory tests were conducted. The results show a different behaviour in all the species studied, in some cases, with very significant differences. It is observed that although there is some correlation between high density and hardness of the species and their good fire behaviour, these factors are not always determinant. In some species, other factors as anatomy and composition of wood are more relevant to achieve a better fire behaviour.
dc.format.extent9 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTechnischen Universität Graz
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Edificació::Materials de construcció::Fusta
dc.subject.lcshBuilding materials - Fire testing
dc.subject.lcshWood--Fire testing
dc.subject.otherTropical wood species
dc.subject.otherfire behaviour of wood
dc.subject.otherignitability and flammability
dc.subject.otherfire reaction
dc.subject.otherextracts and
dc.titleCharacterization of the fire behaviour of tropical wood species for use in the construction industry
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacMaterials de construcció--Assaigs de comportament davant el foc
dc.subject.lemacFusta--Assaigs de comportament davant el foc
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GICITED - Grup Interdiciplinari de Ciència i Tecnologia en l'Edificació
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.identifier.drac19636024
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorLacasta, A.M; Haurie, L.; Monton, J.; Navarro Ezquerra, A.; Giraldo, P.; Sotomayor, J.; Palumbo, M.
local.citation.contributorWorld Conference on Timber Engineering
local.citation.pubplaceViena
local.citation.publicationNameWCTE 2016 : World Conference on Timber Engineering : August 22-25, 2016, Vienna, Austria : e-book
local.citation.startingPage5387
local.citation.endingPage5395


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