Fire resistance design of japanese traditional floor-beam assemblies based on the prediction of bending stress in the timber beam - An experimental study

Noboru Yasui, Yuji Hasemi, Hiroyuki Hirai, Keita Watanabe, Mikio Koshihara, Yoshinao Sawano, Atsushi Ogawa, Tadanori Kimura, Koichi Yamamoto

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Assessment of the mechanical fire safety performance of Japanese traditional floor amassembliesis conducted by predicting the post fire bending stress of timber beams and validated by full scale 45 minutes furnace tests with specimens of floor beam assembly of different spans and intervals of the beams.The study intends to explore the possibility to widen the application of and to develop the oretical method for the design of traditional wood enconstrtion. It has resulted in the prediction of the fire safety performance of floor-beam assemblies by this method closer to reality than those by the conventional deformation-based assessment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1523-1529
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Structural and Construction Engineering
Issue number642
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 1



  • Floor
  • Interval of beam
  • Loaded fire test
  • Quasi fire resistance construction
  • Span of beam
  • Traditional wooden building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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