Traditional Log Cabin – Exterior Log Wall – Fire Characteristics and Prediction Using Analysis of Thermos-Technical Properties

  • Stanislav JochimEmail author
  • Linda Makovicka Osvaldova
  • Martin Zachar
Conference paper


The Article describes the fire resistance (FR) experiment of three fragments of exterior log walls with different gap adjustments between the log elements. The aim is to verify the impact of the gap adjustment for achieving the criterion of fire resistance of the insulation (I). The experiment also includes theoretical analysis of U-values of the walls and the temperatures on the unexposed side of fire at a standard temperature of 1000 ℃. The aim is to verify the prediction of the I criterion for standard fire resistance tests of a construction.


Fire resistance Log-cabin walls Gaps between logs U-value 



The Contribution was created as part of the APVV-17-0206 project “Ultra-low-energy green buildings using wood as renewable raw material”, Department of wooden structures DF TU in Zvolen in cooperation with Arborea eng. s.r.o. and YVEX s.r.o.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanislav Jochim
    • 1
    Email author
  • Linda Makovicka Osvaldova
    • 2
  • Martin Zachar
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University in ZvolenZvolenSlovakia
  2. 2.Faculty of Safety Engineering, Department of Fire EngineeringUniversity of ZilinaŽilinaSlovakia

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