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EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF PERFORMANCE OF A LOAD-BEARING STEEL STUD GYPSUM BOARD WALL ASSEMBLY EXPOSED TO REAL FIRE

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Author(s)

Seul-Hyun Park, Samuel Manzello, Matthew Bundy, Tensei Mizukami

Abstract

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Center for Better Living (CBL) have formed an international collaboration to assess the performance and failure mechanisms of gypsum wall assemblies under real fires/furnace conditions. In an effort to compile an experimental database necessary to validate models that could be used to predict their performance and ultimate failure under various design fires, a full scale test was conducted in the Large Fire Laboratory (LFL) at NIST. This paper discusses the first ever experiment to expose a full scale loaded gypsum steel stud assembly to an intense compartment fire.
Citation
Fire Safety Journal
Volume
47

Keywords

Compartment fire, Fire resistance, Load-bearing wall, and Steel stud frame

Citation

Park, S. , Manzello, S. , Bundy, M. and Mizukami, T. (2011), EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF PERFORMANCE OF A LOAD-BEARING STEEL STUD GYPSUM BOARD WALL ASSEMBLY EXPOSED TO REAL FIRE, Fire Safety Journal, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=903058 (Accessed July 21, 2024)

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Created September 24, 2011, Updated October 12, 2021