Fire resistance performance of lightweight framed wall assemblies: effects of various parameters, key design considerations and numerical modelling

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ConferenceFire and Materials 2003, 8th International Conference: 27 January 2003, San Francisco, CA., U.S.A.
Pages920; # of pages: 12
AbstractThe paper presents the effects of a number of design parameters investigated by the authors including the types of cavity insulation, resilient channels, gypsum board thickness, number of gypsum board layers, stud arrangements, stud spacing, type of framing and shear membrane. The results have shown that the main factors that affected the performance of stud wall assemblies were the type of insulation, stud spacing, the number of gypsum board layers, and the addition of a shear membrane. The paper will also describe how the information gathered from this study will be used to benefit practitioners, builders and regulators in choosing suitable assemblies for their designs.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number45688
NPARC number20386130
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