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

CLT column with glass-fibre mat, thermocouples and insulation before heating. Right: Burning CLT column (without glass-fibre mat) exposed to mechanical load in the loading frame, placed at a carefully calibrated distance in front of a gas-fired radiant panel to achieve the desired radiant heating. This picture was taken shortly after ignition but before the first char fall-off occurred.

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