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Engineers need to be able to test the flammability of the materials they use in buildings and other structures. However, the range of test procedures and regulations in this important area is often confusing. Flammability testing of materials used in construction, transport and mining provides an authoritative guide to current best practice in ensuring safe design.
The book begins by defining flammability and the main types of test available. Building on this foundation, a group of chapters then reviews tests for key materials used in buildings and their contents. There are chapters on wood, external cladding and sandwich panels as well as the flammability of walls and ceilings. Tests for furniture fabrics, cables and electrical appliances are also reviewed. A final group of chapters discusses other types of test, particularly in the transport sector, including chapters on flammability testing for railway passenger cars, aircraft, road and rail tunnels.
With its distinguished international team of contributors, Flammability testing of materials used in construction, transport and mining is a standard reference for civil and transport engineers in particular.
- An authoritative guide to best practice in ensuring safe design
- Defines flammability and the main types of test available
- A vital reference source for civil and transport engineers
Regulators, researchers and all those concerned with the flammability testing of materials over three industrial sectors: construction, transportation, and mining; Civil and transport engineers
Understanding materials flammability; Fundamental measurement techniques. Part 1 Flammability tests for buildings and their contents: Flammability of wood products; Flammability tests for external cladding on buildings; Fire hazard assessment of wall and ceiling fire spread in rooms; Fire behaviour of sandwich panels; Flammability tests for upholstered furniture and mattresses; Flammability tests for cables; Flammability tests for electrical appliances. Part 2 Flammability tests for transportation and mining: Flammability tests for regulation of building and construction materials; Fire testing in road and railway tunnels; Flammability tests for aircraft; Flammability testing in the mining sector; Flammability tests for railway passenger cars; Ships and submarines; Tests for spontaneous ignition of solid materials.
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- © Woodhead Publishing 2006
- 31st January 2006
- Woodhead Publishing
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Dr Vivek Apte is an accredited consulting fire safety engineer and the founding director of AV Fire Engineering Pty Ltd in Sydney. After completing his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Newcastle and post-doctoral work at Sydney University, Vivek has worked in Australia as a research scientist, engineer, consultant, and visiting lecturer for more than three decades. Covering academia, the government, and the private sector, his career has included time at CSIRO, Sydney University, the University of Western Sydney, and WorkCover New South Wales.
Founding Director, AV Fire Engineering Pty Ltd., Sydney, Australia
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