This project aims to investigate the bushfire performance of residential buildings in the bushfire prone areas of Australia. This includes a detailed review of:
- bushfire characteristics
- radiant and convective heat rates
- type of materials used to construct bushfire safe houses
- structural and fire performance of external wall and roof panels
- structural design requirements
- testing procedures.
This comprehensive review will contribute towards developing conceptual models and design methods of external wall and roof systems for residential buildings in bushfire zones.
During the project, you'll:
- review the existing design methods and practice of building a house in bushfire prone areas
- improve the fundamental understanding of the structural and thermal performance of external wall and roof systems
- develop design methods highlighting the design parameters to develop bushfire safe external wall and roof systems.
A comprehensive review that will contribute towards developing new external building envelope for bushfire resistance.
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