Laura Schmidt
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Laura Schmidt has a strong technical background in fire safety engineering with a degree from the International Master of Science in Fire Safety Engineering (IMFSE) and a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering Science from Hamburg University of Technology. Her research focuses on the performance of engineered timber and innovative timber composites, in line with her interest in sustainable construction and buildings. Laura currently works as a Fire Safety Engineer at WSP Australia.

Understanding char loss and fall-off for fire-safe design of timber structures

Engineered timber is in high demand while the awareness of environmental pressures is growing. Worldwide research has studied the fire behaviour of timber but char fall-off remains one of the critical factors by delaying or preventing self-extinction. This article highlights…


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