Fire performance of protected floor/ceiling assemblies and impact on tenability

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TypeArticle
ConferenceSuppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications: A Technical Working Conference SUPDET 2011: 22 March 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA
Pages14; # of pages: 4
SubjectFull scale fire tests, life safety; Fire; Floors; Walls
AbstractAfter a previous study of unprotected floor/ceiling assemblies under basement fire scenarios, a further experimental program was undertaken to investigate the performance of protected floor/ceiling assemblies and the tenability conditions in a test facility representing a two-storey detached single-family house.A series of full-scale fire experiments were conducted using four types of floor systems (wood I joist, steel C-joist, metal web wood truss and solid wood joist assemblies), which were selected from the assemblies that had been tested in the previous study. The test floor assemblies were protected on the basement side (the fire exposure side) by a regular gypsum board ceiling, residential sprinklers or a suspended ceiling.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number54007
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NPARC number20374385
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