Predicting the structural fire performance of solid wood-framed floor assemblies

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ConferenceSIF06 - 4th International Workshop - Structures in Fire: 10 May 2006, Aveiro, Portugal
Pages909920; # of pages: 12
AbstractAn analytical model for predicting the fire resistance of gypsum protected, wood joist floor assemblies is presented. The model is a structural response model that uses the temperature profile, inside the wood joist floor, produced from experimental data. The structural model, based on bending theory and experimental observations, calculates the deflection of the wood joists and the predicted time to structural failure of the assembly. The model produces structural fire resistance failure time and deflection predictions that are comparable with the experimental data. This paper also presents future developments of the model and challenges associated with modelling wood-framed assemblies.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number48666
NPARC number20377226
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