INFLUENCES OF SEASONAL ALTERATIONS ON THE BURNING CHARACTERISTICS OF IMPREGNATED AND SURFACE TREATED CHESTNUT (CASTANEA SATIVA MILL) WOOD


YAŞAR Ş. Ş. , FİDAN M. S. , YAŞAR M., ATAR M. , Alkan E.

WOOD RESEARCH, vol.61, no.3, pp.399-412, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : WOOD RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.399-412
  • Keywords: Chestnut, wood, impregnated, varnish, burning, seasonal change

Abstract

Wood material is generally preferred due to its resilience against earthquakes, aesthetic properties, and its warmth as well as being natural. One of the major problems of employing this natural and breathable product is its ease of combustibility. Despite this adverse characteristic, its high resistance against burning and its ability to maintain its weight bearing characteristics until the very end does not lead to sudden collapses as is seen in steel and concrete systems. Treating wood with impregnating materials in order to improve its resistance against burning is an improved safety measure for the prevention of ignition.