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WoodST: an advanced modelling tool for fire safety analysis of timber structures

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7943
Author
Chen, Zhiyong
Dagenais, Christian
Ni, Chun
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
INFONOTE January 2021 – no. 01 Not-Restricted WOODST: AN ADVANCED MODELLING TOOL FOR FIRE
Author
Chen, Zhiyong
Dagenais, Christian
Ni, Chun
Date
January 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Fire
Models
Performance
Timber
Language
English
Abstract
WoodST is capable of calculating heat transfer, charring rate, load-displacement curve as well as the time and mode of failure of timber structures exposed to fire, thus providing a cost-competitive solution for the fire safety analysis of timber structures. This InfoNote briefly introduces the development and verification of WoodST. Two applications of WoodST are also demonstrated.
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Advanced wood-based solutions for mid-rise and high-rise construction: modelling of timber connections under force and fire

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49851
Author
Chen, Zhiyong
Ni, Chun
Dagenais, Christian
Date
March 2018
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Connections under Force and Fire Date: March 2018 By: Zhiyong Chen, Ph.D., P.Eng., Scientist, Advanced
Author
Chen, Zhiyong
Ni, Chun
Dagenais, Christian
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Date
March 2018
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
85 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Cross Laminated Timber
Fire
Performance
Timber
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations carried out a survey with consultants and researchers on the use of analytical models and software packages related to the analysis and design of mass timber buildings. The responses confirmed that a lack of suitable models and related information for material properties of timber connections, in particular under combination of various types of loads and fire, was creating an impediment to the design and construction of this type of buildings. Furthermore, there is currently a lack of computer models for use in performance-based design for wood buildings, in particular, seismic and fire performance-based design. In this study, a sophisticated constitutive model for wood-based composite material under stress and temperature was developed. This constitutive model was programmed into a user-subroutine and can be added to most general-purpose finite element software. The developed model was used to model the structural performance of a laminated veneer lumber (LVL) beam and a glulam bolted connection under force and/or fire. Compared with the test results, it shows that the developed model was capable of simulating the mechanical behaviour of LVL beam and glulam connection under load and/or fire with fairly good correlation. With this model, it will allow structural designers to obtain the load-displacement curve of timber connections under force, fire or combination of the two. With this, key design parameters such as capacity, stiffness, displacement and ductility, which are required for seismic or fire design, can be obtained. It is recommended that further verification and calibration of the model be conducted on various types of wood products, such as CLT, glulam, SCL and NLT, and fasteners, e.g. screw and rivet. Moreover, a database of the thermal and structural properties of the wood members and fasteners that are commonly used in timber constructions need to be developed to support and facilitate the application of the model.
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Performance-based approach to support tall and large wood buildings: fire and seismic performance

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub49569
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Chen, Zhiyong
Popovski, Marjan
Date
October 2017
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
FPInnovations Performance-Based Approach to Support Tall and Large Wood Buildings: Fire
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Chen, Zhiyong
Popovski, Marjan
Contributor
Natural Resources Canada. Canadian Forest Service
Date
October 2017
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
48 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Cross Laminated Timber
Fire
Performance
Adhesives
Language
English
Abstract
The objective of the current project is to develop a performance-based design process for wood-based design systems that would meet the objectives and functional statements set forth in the National Building Code of Canada. More specifically, this report discusses the fire and seismic performance of buildings, as identified as a priority in a previous FPInnovations report.
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WoodST: outil de modélisation avancé pour l'analyse de la sécurité incendie des structures en bois

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7944
Author
Chen, Zhiyong
Dagenais, Christian
Ni, Chun
Date
Janvier 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
of Timber Connections under Force and Fire (Project No. 301012203). FPInnovations, Vancouver, Canada
Author
Chen, Zhiyong
Dagenais, Christian
Ni, Chun
Date
Janvier 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Fire
Models
Performance
Timber
Language
French
Abstract
WoodST est capable de calculer le transfert de chaleur, la vitesse de carbonisation, la courbe charge-déplacement ainsi que le moment et le mode de défaillance des structures en bois exposées au feu, offrant ainsi une solution à coût compétitif pour l'analyse de la sécurité incendie des ossatures en bois. La présente note d’information présente brièvement le développement et la vérification de WoodST. Deux applications de WoodST sont également présentées.
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