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    • Full-scale fire tests of post-tensioned timber beams 

      Spellman, P.; Carradine, D.; Abu, A.; Moss, P.; Buchanan, A. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2012)
      This paper describes a series of full-scale furnace tests on loaded post tensioned LVL beams. Each beam was designed to exhibit a specific failure mechanism when exposed to the standard ISO834 fire. In addition to the beams ...
    • Modelling prefabricated timber floors in fire 

      O'Neill, J.; Abu, A.; Carradine, D.; Moss, P.; Buchanan, A. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2012)
      Current regulations on the use of structural timber in large multi-storey buildings can be restrictive due to a perceived higher level of risk with regards to fire safety. This research investigates the fire performance ...
    • Risk-based structural fire design 

      Abu, A. (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2014)
      To date, structural fire design has been largely based on extreme fire scenarios. Now the University of Canterbury is investigating using probabilistic assessment to improve building performance during fires.