Factors governing fire resistance of loadbearing steel stud walls

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ConferenceProceedings of 5th AOSFST International Conference: 03 December 2001, Newcastle, Australia
Pages460463; # of pages: 4
AbstractThis paper presents the effect of various factors on the fire resistance of loadbearing, gypsum board protected, steel stud wall assemblies. A detailed experimental study was conducted to evaluate the fire resistance of 14 full-scale steel stud wall assemblies. Both single row and double row steel stud configurations with installation of gypsum board on each of the exposed and unexposed sides, and with and without insulation in the cavity, were considered in the experimental program. The insulation used were glass, rock and dry blown cellulose fibers. Data from the experimental program is used to determine the effects of stud-spacing, shear membrane, load intensity, resilient channel installation, insulation type and gauge thickness of studs on the fire resistance of gypsum board protected, steel stud wall assemblies. Details of the results, including the temperatures and deflections, measured during the fire resistance tests, are presented.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number45211
NPARC number20386363
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