Fire protection provided by clay and lime plasters

Plasters are traditional surface finish materials in timber buildings. Today, the lack of fire performance data and design guidelines place such ecological materials at a disadvantage since plaster is not considered as a fire protection material for timber. This study aims to provide an up-to-date overview of performed fire tests accompanied by investigations on thermal…

Bayesian calibration and sensitivity analysis of heat transfer models for fire insulation panels

A common approach to assess the performance of fire insulation panels is the component additive method (CAM). The parameters of the CAM are based on the temperature-dependent thermal material properties of the panels. These material properties can be derived by calibrating finite element heat transfer models using experimentally measured temperature records. In the past, the…

Guidance for implementation of materials and products in fire design methods of timber frame assemblies

A procedure for the implementation of products into Component Additive Method (CAM) is given. The test method is given for determination of protection level of cavity insulations. A guidance for installing thermocouples for temperature measurements is included.