Thermal performance of plasterboard lined steel stud walls
Kolarkar, Prakash & Mahendran, Mahen (2008) Thermal performance of plasterboard lined steel stud walls. In 19th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2008, 14, 16 October, 2008, St. Louis, Missouri USA.
In response to the market demand for fire separations in the light industrial, commercial and residential buildings, a research project is currently under way to improve the thermal performance of cold-formed steel stud wall systems used in these buildings. Extensive fire testing of both non-load-bearing and load-bearing wall panels has been completed to date in the Fire Research Laboratory of Queensland University of Technology. This paper presents the details of this experimental study into the thermal performance of some small scale non-load-bearing walls lined with dual layers of plasterboard and insulation. The first two wall panels were built traditionally using lipped channels with two plasterboard linings on both sides and the cavity filled with and without glass fibre insulation. The third panel tested was built similarly, but with the insulation sandwiched between the plasterboards on either side of the steel wall frame instead of being placed in the cavity. Fire tests undertaken were based on the standard time-temperature curve recommended by AS 1530.4 (SA, 2005). Experimental results showed that the new stud wall system outperformed the traditional stud wall system giving a much higher fire rating.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Non-load bearing walls, Plasterbpard lined steel stud walls, Thermal performance, Fire tests, Fire rating|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING (091000)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 [please consult the authors]|
|Deposited On:||18 Dec 2008 11:55|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:42|
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