The Effect of the Wood Defects on Fire Resistance
In the case of charcoal speeds, the defects of the wood and the effect of the metal fixing elements are not taken into account. The aim of our research was to analyze and investigate the effect of wood defects and fasteners on fire resistance. During the experiments we investigated the effect of the defects in the wood and the effect of the metal fasteners on the fire resistance. In the first part of the experiments we examined the effect of wooden defects (knots, thread direction, cracks, insect repellent) on fire resistance. We assumed that the higher hardness or density of the knots and the different fiber direction would facilitate the burning of the wood in the vicinity of the knot. In our experiments, we also examined the effects of cracks and insect pests. The second part of our experiment was to test the switching elements under the effect of heat load.res.