Robustness in fire - possibilities for tall timber buildings
Paper in proceeding, 2021

With the increasing number of complex and tall timber buildings with a significant share of unprotected timber surfaces, questions arise about the contribution of the combustible structural elements to the fire development (fire dynamics) as well as on the robustness of these buildings. In recent building projects, measures for robustness have been implemented on ad-hoc basis in agreement between the designer and the authorities. This paper discusses some more general approaches to achieve structural robustness with regard to fire design and evaluates these approaches to give guidance for timber structures.

timber

robustness

fire

high-rise

Author

Joachim Schmid

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)

Konstantinos Voulpiotis

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)

Michael Klippel

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)

Robert Jockwer

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Andrea Frangi

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)

Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2021)

TE0221

World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2021)
Santiago , Chile,

Subject Categories

Architectural Engineering

Other Civil Engineering

Building Technologies

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Created

8/17/2021