Small-Scale and Intermediate-Scale Fire Tests of Flooring Materials and Floor Assemblies for the Fire Performance of Houses Project

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20377470
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. RR-211
Physical description69 p.
SubjectFire
AbstractThis report documents a series of bench- and intermediate-scale fire experiments that were conducted on flooring materials and floor assemblies. The primary objective was to provide fire test data for subfloor materials used in Canadian houses. The particular emphasis was on oriented strandboard (OSB) panels used for subfloors to provide data for selecting an OSB subfloor material for use in the full-scale experiments. The emphasis was on OSB as it is representative of subfloor materials typically used in single-family residential applications. In addition, a limited number of experiments were conducted with othermaterials including a plywood subfloor panel, plywood underlay, residential carpet and carpet underpad.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberNRC-IRC-19122
NPARC number20377470
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Record identifier0d4b6f1e-6cbe-4890-b787-26bb478193fe
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2017-06-15
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