Thermal properties of components of lightweight wood-framed assemblies at elevated temperatures

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ConferenceFire and Materials 2001, 7th International Conference: 22 January 2001, San Francisco, U.S.A.
Pages447458; # of pages: 12
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AbstractFire resistance behaviour of lightweight wood-framed assemblies is determined by defining the thermal and structural performances of the assembly when exposed to fire. To adequately model thermal behaviour in a lightweight wood-framed assembly, thermal properties of the components of the assembly at elevated temperatures must be well defined. This paper presents results of measurements of thermal properties at elevated temperatures of construction materials commonly used to build lightweight wood-framed assemblies that were conducted at the National Research Council of Canada. The test results, in graphical form, are given as a function of temperature for thermal conductivity, specific heat, mass loss and thermal expansion/contraction for wood, gypsum and insulation. In addition, effects of temperature on the thermal conductivity, specific heat, mass loss and thermal expansion/contraction of these materials are discussed. The paper also identifies required additional thermal property tests.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number44222
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NPARC number20386381
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