Establish a Basis for conceptual Solutions for use in Documentation of Fire Safety in high-rise Timber Buildings
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Research conducted by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the human impact on climate change is acknowledged worldwide. This has caused an increased interest for environmentally friendly materials. In this thesis problems associated with fire safety when timber is implemented in high-rise buildings have been addressed. It has been found that the pre-accepted solutions presented by the Norwegian technical regulations guideline in many cases cannot be used. As a result of this, approved calculation methods or performance based alternative design needs to be utilized for documenting fire safety in these buildings. The factors effecting the burning of timber are many; temperature exposure/heat flux, oxygen concentration and opening factor have been evaluated in this report. In addition to this an analysis was carried out to determine the effect of varying opening factor on fire development. To be able to establish conceptual solutions for use in documentation of fire safety in high-rise timber buildings more research is needed.