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Örtsedumtak - En kartläggning av ett örtsedumtaks brandegenskaper och utformning med avseende på brand

Elias, Alexander LU and Håkansson, Daniel LU (2017) In LUTVDG/TVBB VBRM10 20162
Division of Fire Safety Engineering
Abstract
Green roofs are becoming increasingly more popular due to the fact of their many benefits. The aim of this report is to investigate the level of fire safety in extensive green roofs, which includes a variety of sedum, herbs and grass, in urban environments. Research is also done to clarify which parameters are affecting fire spread on extensive green roofs and to which extent. The objective was to present strategies and measures to lower the risk of ignition and flame spread. The report was conducted through a literature study on the subject extensive green roofs in addition with two different experiments investigating fire spread and vertical temperature influence in the case of a fire in extensive green roofs. It was concluded that the... (More)
Green roofs are becoming increasingly more popular due to the fact of their many benefits. The aim of this report is to investigate the level of fire safety in extensive green roofs, which includes a variety of sedum, herbs and grass, in urban environments. Research is also done to clarify which parameters are affecting fire spread on extensive green roofs and to which extent. The objective was to present strategies and measures to lower the risk of ignition and flame spread. The report was conducted through a literature study on the subject extensive green roofs in addition with two different experiments investigating fire spread and vertical temperature influence in the case of a fire in extensive green roofs. It was concluded that the risk for a substantial fire spread in extensive green roofs was low and largely dependent on the level of moisture in the material. Furthermore, the tests implied that such a roof covering (including growing medium) provided sufficient fire protection to the underlying layers. (Less)
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author
Elias, Alexander LU and Håkansson, Daniel LU
supervisor
organization
course
VBRM10 20162
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Extensive green roof, green roof, roof fire, fire spread, fuel moisture content, NT Fire 006, ENV 1187, combustible roof covering, herb sedum roof, Extensivt grönt tak, gröna tak, takbränder, brandspridning, bränslefukthalt, brännbar taktäckning, örtsedumtak
publication/series
LUTVDG/TVBB
report number
5531
other publication id
LUTVDG/TVBB--5531--SE
language
Swedish
id
8917856
date added to LUP
2017-06-21 11:00:28
date last changed
2017-06-21 11:00:28
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  abstract     = {Green roofs are becoming increasingly more popular due to the fact of their many benefits. The aim of this report is to investigate the level of fire safety in extensive green roofs, which includes a variety of sedum, herbs and grass, in urban environments. Research is also done to clarify which parameters are affecting fire spread on extensive green roofs and to which extent. The objective was to present strategies and measures to lower the risk of ignition and flame spread. The report was conducted through a literature study on the subject extensive green roofs in addition with two different experiments investigating fire spread and vertical temperature influence in the case of a fire in extensive green roofs. It was concluded that the risk for a substantial fire spread in extensive green roofs was low and largely dependent on the level of moisture in the material. Furthermore, the tests implied that such a roof covering (including growing medium) provided sufficient fire protection to the underlying layers.},
  author       = {Elias, Alexander and Håkansson, Daniel},
  keyword      = {Extensive green roof,green roof,roof fire,fire spread,fuel moisture content,NT Fire 006,ENV 1187,combustible roof covering,herb sedum roof,Extensivt grönt tak,gröna tak,takbränder,brandspridning,bränslefukthalt,brännbar taktäckning,örtsedumtak},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LUTVDG/TVBB},
  title        = {Örtsedumtak - En kartläggning av ett örtsedumtaks brandegenskaper och utformning med avseende på brand},
  year         = {2017},
}