November 17, 2016 - posted in Blog

The FIRETOOLS team will be presenting at the 15th International Conference, Fire and Materials 2017. San Francisco will once again host the conference at the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf. The presentation topics are: – Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Foam/Fabric Layered Composites. K.Wilkens, K.Livkiss, P. van Hees – Experimental Analysis of Stone Wool Composites Exposed to Constant […]


May 23, 2016 - posted in Blog

The FIRETOOLS team will be very active in the upcoming Interflam conference. We have five presentations scheduled: -K. Wilkens, S. Hostikka, P. van Hees ‘Pyrolysis modelling of composite fabrics based on individual fabric properties using micro-combustion calorimetry’ -B. Andres, P. van Hees ‘Mechanical properties of gypsum plasterboard exposed to standard fires’ -A. Bhargava, B. Andersson, […]


April 29, 2016 - posted in Blog

The 8th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards was held 25-28th April in Hefei, China. One of the highlighted presentations in the conference was Frida’s study  Using a Porous Gas Burner for Studying Ignition and Extinction of Condensed-Phase Fuels. The work aims to offer a simple and accurate way to emulate ignition and extinction conditions […]


October 28, 2015 - posted in Blog

Firetools is organizing Interflam’s student workshop that will take place Sunday 4th July. This workshop is a good way to stimulate communication between students working on the field of fire safety. During the workshop students will present their work in an informal environment, we want to talk about the inspiration and frustrations while doing PhD […]


October 22, 2015 - posted in Blog

In the recently held conference titled, ‘Applications of Structural Fire Engineering’ held in Dubrovnik, Croatia (15-16th Oct 15), several researchers, academics, architects, and many practicing professionals shared current state of research & development and applications of advanced performance based design for different materials. The spectrum of main research themes covered fire modeling, heat transfer to […]


September 7, 2015 - posted in Blog

The First International Conference on Fire and Blast has brought together researchers and practitioners from the fire and blast fields. Fire is a common scenario after an explosion occurs. Consequently the constructions are highly damaged previous to the fire exposure. Nevertheless not so much work is being done to link these two phenomena and study […]



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