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A high temperature fire environment will affect a structure through the phenomenon of heat transfer. It is possible to quantify any heat transfer through analytical or numerical analysis. In materials that decompose, contain crystallised water, or equally, mass transfer is also involved during the heat transfer process. Sometimes in special cases like spalling, charring, composite polymers decomposition or intumescent coating expansion, combined heat and mass transfer analysis will be necessary. For our case, it will be sufficient to look at heat transfer. 

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