Fire Resistance Tests on Cellulose and Glass Fiber Insulated Wood Stud Shear Walls

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20331185
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada; Volume 806
Physical description46 p.
SubjectWalls
AbstractThis report presents the results of 2 full-scale fire resistance tests conducted on load-bearing gypsum board protected, wood stud shear wall assemblies. The wall assembly had an asymmetrical installation (1x2) with a layer of gypsum board on both exposed and unexposed sides and a shear membrane as a base layer on theunexposed side of the wood stud frame. The gypsum board used was 12.7 mm thick Type X and the shear membranes used were of 12.7 mm and 8.5 mm thick plywood. The insulation used were of cellulose and glass fibre type. These two tests were conducted to determine the effect of insulation and of shear membrane thickness on the fire resistance of gypsum board protected, wood stud shear wall assemblies. A discussion of these results in relation to other similar tests that were conducted previously, are presented in the paper.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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IdentifierIRC-IR-806
NRC number9946
NPARC number20331185
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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