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Fire Endurance Test of a Roof/Ceiling Construction of Paper Honeycomb and Gypsum Board. Final Report. Revision of NBS-10405.

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Author(s)

B C. Son

Abstract

As a part of the evaluation of a housing system proposed under Operation BREAKTHROUGH, a fire endurance test was performed at the National Bureau of Standards on a double wall assembly intended as an interdwelling separation for single family attached housing. Each wall of the assembly contained a core of paper honeycomb surfaced on both sides with glass fabric impregnated with polyester resin, and protective layers of gymsum board. The test method was generally in accordance with the requirements of ASTM E 119, Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials. The applied live load was 636 p1f on each panel and the results of this test are valid only for walls of similar construction loaded at or below the stress levels developed by this loading. The fire endurance of the first (fire-exposed) wall panel was 65 min:30 sec, based on flame penetration through cracks and openings formed on the back face of the first wall. The overall fire resistance of the double wall assembly was 79 minutes when pieces of the structural glass fabric of the front face of the second wall were observed falling into the furnace.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) -

Keywords

fire endurance, fire tests, glass reinforced polyester resins, Operation Breakthrough

Citation

Son, B. (1973), Fire Endurance Test of a Roof/Ceiling Construction of Paper Honeycomb and Gypsum Board. Final Report. Revision of NBS-10405., NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created January 1, 1973, Updated February 19, 2017