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Thermal Response of Gypsum-Panel/Steel-Stud Wall Systems Exposed to Fire Environments: A Simulation for Use in Zone-Type Fire Models.


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Cooper, L. Y.

Poster Abstracts;

International Association for Fire Safety Science. Fire Safety Science. Proceedings. Fifth (5th) International Symposium. March 3-7, 1997, Melbourne, Australia, Intl. Assoc. for Fire Safety Science, Boston, MA, Hasemi, Y., Editor(s), 1348-1348 pp, 1997.

Keywords:

fire research; fire safety; fire science; gypsum; ASTM E119; steel beams; walls; zone models; compartment fires; fire barriers; fire models

Abstract:

The purpose of this work is to develop a method for simulating the thermal response of fire-environment-exposured wall systems constructed of gypsum panels mounted on steel studs. The objective is an experimentally-validated, modular, thermal-wall-model algorithm that can be easily integrated into zone-type compartment fire models or used for "stand-alone" analyses.