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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

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

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