Content (Syllabus outline)

• Burning of wood.
• Triangle of burning.
• Mechanism of burning.
• Behaviour of wood in fire.
• Fire dynamics.
• Fire temperature curve in buildings.
• Impact of upstream products on human health.
• Active and passive fire protection of wood.
• Fire retardants for wood.
• Inorganic and organic fire retardants.
• Mechanism of fire retardants.
• Measures to prevent the spread of fire in wooden buildings.
• Timber connections in fire.
• Fire safety of wooden façades.
• Fire performance of building materials with emphasis on natural insulation materials.
• Applications environmentally friendly of fire retardants.
• Introduction to standardisation and regulations regarding fire protection of wood.
• Wood modification techniques: physical-mechanical, chemical, impregnation, biological, surface, etc.
• Properties of the modified wood (resistance to decomposition, weathering, mechanical properties, sorption properties, appearance, functional properties, etc.).
• Modification mechanisms affecting the relevant wood properties.


Prerequisites for the work:
- entry in the corresponding year of the study programme.

Terms of prerequisites:
a) Colloquium from tutorials:
- prerequisite for exam and practical examination is minimal 90 % presence at practical course,
- carried out an experiment,
- written report.
b) examination:
- finished tutorials.