Fire Endurance Model for a Metal-Plate-Connected Wood Truss

by Steven M. Cramer, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison, United States,
Deepak K. Shrestha, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison, United States,
Robert H. White, Univ of Wisconsin, Madison, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation

Abstract: A numerical model has been developed for predicting the fire endurance of a single metal-plate-connected wood truss. Extensive component fire testing was conducted to develop the necessary models for thermal degradation of the wood members and connections. The model predictions agree well with existing ASTM E 119 assembly test data.

Subject Headings: Model tests | Mathematical models | Thermal analysis | Chemical degradation | Data processing | Trusses | Fire resistance | Connections (structural)

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