As we are about to begin the summer term at York University, we have a number of news items and scholarship announcements to share.
We have two papers being presented by students at this year’s Fire and Materials Conference in San Francisco:
- Comparing timber adhesive shear strength properties after fire damage
- Laminated veneer lumber plated connections in fire
Engineered timber is built up using adhesives. These adhesives tend to begin to break down at temperatures around 200C. The first paper presented will represent an critical evaluation of adhesive break down from heat beyond