Behaviour of load-bearing wood-stud shear walls exposed to fire

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ConferenceINTERFLAM 2001, 9th International Fire Science & Engineering Conference: 16 September 2001, Edinburgh, UK
Pages13691374; # of pages: 6
AbstractThis paper presents the results from an experimental study on the behaviour of load-bearing gypsum board protected, wood-stud shear wall assemblies. The experimental studies consisted of fire resistance tests on 12 full-scale wall assemblies. The factors investigated included effects of placement of shear membrane, type of shear membrane, type of insulation, presence of resilient channels, load intensity and loading eccentricity on the fire resistance of such assemblies. Based on these studies, it is shown that the placement of shear membrane and insulation type, significantly influence the fire resistance of wood-stud shear wall assemblies. The results of this study were used to develop fire resistance models and a preliminaryverification of the models against the experimental data is presented.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number44519
NPARC number20378552
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