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Publication Citation: Furnace Testing of Full-Scale Gypsum Steel Stud Non-Load Bearing Wall Assemblies: Results of Multi-Laboratory Testing in Canada, Japan, and USA

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Author(s): Samuel L. Manzello; William L. Grosshandler; Tensei Mizukami;
Title: Furnace Testing of Full-Scale Gypsum Steel Stud Non-Load Bearing Wall Assemblies: Results of Multi-Laboratory Testing in Canada, Japan, and USA
Published: May 30, 2008
Abstract: The present paper discusses the results of a multiple laboratory test program aimed at determining the consistency of large scale furnace testing. The North American Fire Testing Laboratories Consortium (NAFTL) organized a multiple laboratory test program for ASTM E119-00 using a common structural element: a 1-h rated gypsum/steel-stud non-load bearing wall assembly. Walls were tested by six different organizations employing ten different furnace facilities following the guidance provided in ASTM E119-00. In addition to NAFTL members conducting the tests, the program was expanded to include four testing laboratories in Japan; the Center for Better Living served as the organizer for the Japanese testing. Results obtained from these experiments are discussed.
Citation: Fire Technology
Pages: pp. 687 - 698
Keywords: Fire Resistance; Full-Scale Testing; Partition Assemblies
Research Areas: Fire Resistance of Structures
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