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Fire as a Factor in Life Cycle Assessment – How does the risk of fire affect the climate impact of buildings?
Since 2022, there is a requirement in Sweden that the climate impact generated from the construction phase of new buildings must be declared. The law is planned to be tightened to include more building components and more stages of the building’s life cycle, while also introducing limits for maximum climate impact for buildings …
Using Sustainable Biochar to Lower the Detrimental Effects of Fire in Concrete
At present, concrete has two major issues. On one hand, although concrete is not flammable, it suffers significantly from fire damage. In particular, fire exposure results in spalling, loss of strength and stiffness and as a result, concrete’s load-bearing capacity is reduced …
Evacuation through inward opening doors. Literature study and evacuation experiments
Inward-opening doors in evacuation have long been considered problematic, especially at high occupancy levels. The challenge lies largely in an assumed difficulty to open the door when a group of people arrives at the door simultaneously and the door needs to be opened in the opposite direction of the evacuation flow …
Identification of obstacles to strengthened fire protection for particularly at-risk and suggestions for ways forward.
The national zero vision for fire protection states that no one should be seriously injured or die in fires. Most people who die in a fire can be described as vulnerable. The reasons for the vulnerability vary, but consistently is that the person had a reduced ability to detect, handle and evacuate a fire …
Positioning of people in road and rail tunnels in the event of fire
If there are people left in a road or railway tunnel where a fire has broken out and where they in that case are located are likely factors that can be expected to influence on how the rescue operation develops, and on the rescue service’s ability to assist the evacuation …
Enhancement of wood fire performance using eggshells
The overarching research goal of this proposal is to develop viable wood treatment formulations for fire-safe building materials …
Modelling thermal runaway initiation and propagation for batteries in dwellings to evaluate tenability conditions
Modelling thermal runaway initiation and propagation for batteries in dwellings to evaluate tenability conditions The aim of this project is to simulate the initiation and propagation of thermal surge in batteries using a multiphysics model at multiple scales and to compare the simulated results with experimental data …
Functionalised biochar for fire-retardant & bio-based composites.
Certain application of composites requires it to pose no fire hazard. However, addition of fire-retardants to polymers, although enhances their flame resistance, it is severely detrimental for their mechanical properties. It is critical that a holistic improvement of performance properties is attained meaning betterment of one property should not compromise another …
Trust in the local community and the risk of residential fires
The number of fatalities in residential fires has levelled off in recent decades and Vision Zero seems difficult to achieve right now. In addition, there seems to have been an increased risk polarization …
Pilot study- Costs of property damage caused by residential fires
The project has two overarching objectives. On the one hand, it is to increase knowledge about the costs that housing fires entail for property owners and, on the other hand, to examine the effectiveness of various preventive measures …
Tidig detektering av självantändning i biomassa
För att nå hållbarhetsmålen 2030, används bl.a. biobränslen såsom biomassmassa, flis för energiproduktion och även sorterat avfall återförs produktion i allt högre omfattning. En konsekvens av detta är en ökad mängd bränder på grund av självantändning med kraftig brandutveckling som följd. Det finns flera exempel på senare år som kräver stora insatser av räddningstjänsten …