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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.|
|Pages:||pp. 687 - 698|
|Keywords:||Fire Resistance, Full-Scale Testing, Partition Assemblies|
|Research Areas:||Fire Resistance of Structures|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (547KB)|