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Fire Resistance of Connections in Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)
(University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 2006)
The fire resistance of timber connections is relatively unknown in the construction and design industries even though they are widely used. This research focuses on the fire resistance of nailed, screwed, bolted and ...
Ignition Thresholds for Grassland Fuels and Implications for Activity Controls on Public Conservation Land in Canterbury.
(University of Canterbury. School of Forestry, 2010)
Grassland fuels quickly respond to moisture changes in the environment, and successfully ignite more readily compared with other wildland fuel types. In recent years in New Zealand grasslands, wildfire ignitions have ...
Limitations of Zone Models and CFD Models for Natural Smoke Filling in Large Spaces
(University of Canterbury. Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2012)
This research report examines the use of zone modelling compared with CFD modelling to determine when zone model approximation is valid and when a CFD model might be required. A series of computer simulations with enclosures ...
Height of Flames Projecting from Compartment Openings
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2007)
External flaming from buildings occurs as a result of a large amount of fuel being available in the room of fire origin in comparison to the amount of ventilation provided. The size of the openings in a compartment affects ...
Saltwater Modelling of Fire Gas Flow through a Horizontal Ceiling Opening
(University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)
When fires occur in domestic or commercial buildings it is the smoke from the fire that leads to far more injury and death than the heat produced from the flames. Understanding the movement of smoke within the fire compartment ...