Wood & Fire Safety

Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Wood & Fire Safety 2020

  • Linda Makovicka Osvaldova
  • Frank Markert
  • Samuel L. Zelinka
Conference proceedings WFS 2020

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Structure and Properties of Wood and Its Changes at High Temperatures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pahola Acevedo, Angel Martinez, Corine Lacour, Alexis Coppalle
      Pages 9-15
    3. Richard Kuracina, Zuzana Szabová, Karol Balog
      Pages 16-21
    4. Laura E. Hasburgh, Donald S. Stone, Samuel L. Zelinka, Nayomi Z. Plaza
      Pages 22-27
    5. Peter Rantuch, Jozef Martinka, Igor Wachter
      Pages 28-34
    6. Linda Makovicka Osvaldova, Michaela Horvathova
      Pages 41-49
    7. Bintu Grema Mustafa, Miss H. Mat Kiah, Gordon E. Andrews, Herodotos N. Phylaktou, Hu Li
      Pages 50-57
    8. Miroslava Vandličková, Iveta Marková
      Pages 58-65
  3. Wood Burning Retardation and Wood-Based Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Stephanie Rensink, Michael F. Sailer, Roy J. H. Bulthuis, Mieke A. R. Oostra
      Pages 90-96
    3. Philipp Sauerbier, Aaron Kilian Mayer, Lukas Emmerich, Holger Militz
      Pages 97-102
    4. Laia Haurie, Alina Avellaneda, Joaquin Monton
      Pages 103-108
    5. Tatyana Eremina, Irina Kuznetsova, Lyubov Rodionova
      Pages 109-113
    6. Edita Garskaite, Dalia Brazinskiene, Svajus Asadauskas, Lars Hansson, Dick Sandberg
      Pages 114-119
    7. Oleksandr Hryhorenko, Nataliia Saienko, Volodymyr Lypovyi, Serhii Harbuz
      Pages 125-128
    8. Tatyana Eremina, Dmitry Korolchenko, Irina Kuznetsova
      Pages 129-134
  4. Fire Modeling, Fire Testing, Fire Certification, Fire Investigation, Fire Dynamic, Fire Behaviour Modelling, Smoke Control and Combustion Toxicity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Bintu G. Mustafa, Rosmawati Zahari, Yangfu Zeng, Miss H. Mat Kiah, Gordon E. Andrews, Herodotos N. Phylaktou
      Pages 137-143
    3. Juraj Jancík, Paulína Magdolenová, Frank Markert
      Pages 144-151
    4. Bartłomiej Sędłak, Paweł Sulik, Daniel Izydorczyk
      Pages 152-158
    5. Jaroslav Sandanus, Zuzana Kamenická, Peter Rantuch, Jozef Martinka, Karol Balog
      Pages 159-165
    6. Jan Bujnak, Abdelhamid Bouchair
      Pages 173-178
    7. Oleksandr Nuianzin, Dmytro Kryshtal, Oleh Zemlianskyi, Artem Nesterenko, Taras Samchenko
      Pages 179-184
    8. Denis Kasymov, Mikhail Agafontsev, Pavel Martynov, Vladislav Perminov, Vladimir Reyno, Egor Golubnichiy
      Pages 203-209
  5. Fire Safety in Wooden Objects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. David Barber, Robert Dixon, Susan Deeny, Pascal Steenbakkers
      Pages 213-218
    3. Paul England, Boris Iskra
      Pages 219-225
    4. Samuel L. Zelinka, Laura E. Hasburgh, Keith J. Bourne
      Pages 232-237
    5. Anton Kraler, Clemens Le Levé, Thomas Badergruber, Michael Flach
      Pages 238-243
    6. Lingzhu Chen, Qingfeng Xu, Chongqing Han, Xi Chen, Xiaofeng Hu, Zhengchang Wang
      Pages 244-250
    7. Christos Kontis, Christoforos Tsichlas, Dionysios I. Kolaitis, Maria A. Founti
      Pages 251-257
    8. Katrin Nele Mäger, Mattia Tiso, Alar Just
      Pages 268-274
    9. Petr Kučera, Isabela Bradáčová, Jiří Pokorný, Tereza Česelská
      Pages 275-280
    10. Anu Bala, Ashish Kumar Dash, Supratic Gupta, Vasant Matsagar
      Pages 281-287
    11. Aba Owusu, Osama (Sam) Salem, George Hadjisophocleous
      Pages 303-310

About these proceedings


This proceedings volume presents new scientific works of the research workers and experts from the field of Wood Science & Fire.
It looks into the properties of various tree species across the continents affecting the fire-technical properties of wood and wood-based materials, its modifications, fire-retardant methods and other technological processes that have an impact on wood ignition and burning. The results of these findings have a direct impact on Building Construction and Design describing the fire safety of wooden buildings, mainly large and multi-story ones. The results of these experiments and findings may be applied, or are directly implemented into Fire Science, Hazard Control, Building Safety which makes the application of wood and wood materials in buildings possible, while maintaining strict fire regulations.
One part of the contributions focuses on the symbiosis of the material and the fire-fighting technologies. Wood burning has its own specific features, therefore, the fire protection technologies need to be updated regularly. It also includes the issue of the intervention of fire-fighting and rescue teams in the fires of wooden buildings. Presentations deal with the issue of forest fires influenced by the climate changes, relief, fuel models based on the type and the age of the forest stand. 


Conference Proceedings theory of wood burning fire retardants for wood and wood-based materials wood buildings forest fires modelling of fire and fire tests

Editors and affiliations

  • Linda Makovicka Osvaldova
    • 1
  • Frank Markert
    • 2
  • Samuel L. Zelinka
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Fire Engineering, Faculty of Security EngineeringUniversity of ZilinaZilinaSlovakia
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark
  3. 3.USDA Forest Service Forest Products LaboratoryMadisonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-41234-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-41235-7
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