AbstractsLaw & Legal Studies

Damage patterns caused by the burning of liquids on wood surfaces

by David Robinson

Institution: University of Edinburgh
Year: 1981
Keywords: Patterns; wood
Record ID: 1394473
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1842/8982


Knowledge of the damage caused to timber floors by the burning of liquids is of importance in the investigation of fires where the use of accelerants is suspected. This project has examined the damage caused to a piece of wood by a pool burning on its surface. Actual sections of floors were also constructed and their behaviour in fires, following the use of an accelerant, studied.