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Title: Post-Fire Analysis of Solid-Sawn Heavy Timber Beams
Author: White, Robert H.; Woeste, Frank E.;
Source: STRUCTURE magazine, November 2013; pp. 38-40.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Description: After fire exposure, design professionals are sometimes called upon to determine if the charred heavy timbers (Figure 1) are safe for future use without additional support or repairs. In this article, the authors present a sequence of reasoned steps that will help design professionals analyze charred timbers and gain the type of information needed to decide whether the charred timbers are adequate based on the applicable building code.
Keywords: fire, heavy timber, post-fire, wood, lumber
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White, Robert H.; Woeste, Frank E. 2013. Post-Fire Analysis of Solid-Sawn Heavy Timber Beams. STRUCTURE magazine, November 2013; pp. 38-40.
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