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Brenden, John J.

Works: 14 works in 48 publications in 1 language and 544 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: SD433,
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Heat release rates from wall assemblies : oxygen consumption and other methods compared by John J Brenden( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Smoldering wave-front velocity in fiberboard by John J Brenden( Book )
6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Fiberboard is used in large quantities for use in a broad spectrum of housing and building applications, one of which is sound-deadening board. As a result of reports documenting fire experiences with sound-deadening board, research was undertaken toward reducing or eliminating smoldering tendencies of fiberboard products. This report reviews previous work and reports on a test method to reproducibly measure smoldering wave-front velocity. (Author)
How nine inorganic salts affected smoke yield from Douglas-fir plywood by John J Brenden( Book )
4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
In surveying the potential use of building materials, surface flammability and fire resistance of the assemblies, in the past, have been the principal fire performance characteristics considered. Now increased emphasis is being placed on the potential for smoke development of acceptable materials. This report is the third in a series of applications of a smoke chamber test method developed by the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). This report deals with applying the smoke chamber test method to plywood treated with various inorganic chemical salts. Some of the salts are used as components of commercially available fire-retardant treatments, whereas others are non-fire-retardant
Rate of heat release from wood-base building materials exposed to fire by John J Brenden( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Data on the 'potential total heat release' or on the 'rate of heat release' has been suggested as means of defining combustibility of materials in building code regulations, and would replace the present 'noncombustibility' requirements. Rate of heat release data on several types of wood-base materials and constructions were determined under fire exposure in an FPL (Forest Products Laboratory) developed, gas-fired, water-jacketed furnace. Materials evaluated include Douglas-fir plywood (untreated and fire retardant treated), high-density hardboard, red oak lumber, rigid insulation board, and particleboard. Among the constructions were a plywood-faced polyurethane foam sandwich panel and assemblies of both fire-retardant-treated and untreated Douglas-fir studs and gypsum wallboard facings. The results indicate that fire-retardant treatment of wood greatly reduced the maximum rate of heat release. This work provides both a potentially useful Measurement of combustibility and additional information on fire performance of wood-base building materials
Measurements of heat release rates on wood products and an assembly by John J Brenden( Book )
6 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Rates of heat release for lumber, hardboard, plywood, and a wallboard assembly are determined with FPL-developed apparatus
Fire development and wall endurance in sandwich and wood-frame structures by Carlton A Holmes( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Large-scale fire tests were conducted on seven 16- by 24-foot structures. Four of these structures were of sandwich construction with cores of plastic or paper honeycomb and three were of wood-frame construction. The walls were loaded to a computed design loading, and the fire endurance determined under a fire exposure from a typical building contents loading of 4-1/2 lb/ft floor area. The results in the large-scale tests generally agreed with results of laboratory ASTM E 119 tests on the same wall constructions if the slower fire buildup time in the large-scale tests is considered. Thermal barrier protection (gypsum board) on the interior walls of the plywood sandwich construction provided the improved performance needed. The large-scale tests also showed a critical temperature associated with flashover under the fire conditions employed. (Author)
An apparatus developed to measure rate of heat release from building materials by John J Brenden( Book )
5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
A gas-fired, water-jacketed furnace and auxiliary equipment designed to expose one face of an 18- by 18-inch specimen of wood to controlled flaming conditions is described. Based on the input and output data for this system, the rate of heat release from the test specimen can be computed. Various means by which the equipment can be operated and the rate of heat release computed are included. (Modified author abstract)
How fourteen coating systems affected smoke yield from Douglas-fir plywood by John J Brenden( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
To measure the effect of coating materials on smoke yield of wood, Douglas-fir plywood of exterior grade A-C quality finished with 14 coating systems was subjected to fire exposure in a chamber similar to that used in a method proposed by the National Bureau of standards. Noncoated specimens and specimens coated with each of the 14 systems were exposed to both flaming conditions at three irradiation energy levels: 2.0, 2.5, and 3.0 watts per square centimeter. The purpose was to determine the smoke yield from uncoated wood under fire exposure and if the amount of smoke given off by wood could be reduced by the coatings. Smoke development was measured as a 'specific optical density' parameter based on light transmission, length of light path, area of specimen, and volume of the chamber. Comparisons were based on a maximum specific optical density parameter and on other parameters developed from specific optical density-time curves
Determining the utility of a new optical test procedure for measuring smoke from various wood products by John J Brenden( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
A new procedure for measuring smoke is described, its advantages are discussed, and smoke determinations are included for samples of different wood species and panel products. (Author)
Heat of combustion of the volatile pyrolysis products of fire-retardant-treated ponderosa pine by F. L Browne( Book )
2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Effect of fire-retardant and other inorganic salts on pyrolysis products of ponderosa pine at 250° and 350° C. by John J Brenden( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
When treated and untreated wood were pyrolyzed at 350C., the chemicals increased the yield of char, water, and gas fractions and decreased flammable tar. At 250C. most chemicals reduced tar and char and increased the water fraction. (Author)
The influence of inorganic salts on the products of pyrolysis of ponderosa pine by John J Brenden( Archival Material )
3 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Fire endurance under design load : walls of structures of sandwich and wood-frame construction by Carlton A Holmes( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Fire performance of structural flakeboard from forest residue by Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Fire performance properties were determined for the Forest Service (FS) structural flakeboard made from forest residues and for three commercial structural flakeboard products. Tests include fire endurance of wall systems, fire penetration, room corner-wall performance, 8- and 25-foot tunnel furnace. FPL rate of heat release, and smoke development by NBS smoke density chamber. Walls with the FS board met HUD Minimum Property Standards for a 20-minute exterior dwelling wall. The board also met Class B flamespread criteria, and in general, performed equal to or better than the commercial reference boards. (Author)
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