Session Start Date

10-15-1998

Abstract

The conventional loadbearing wall systems generally used in Korea are composed of concrete and brick. Which materials have many defaults like long-term construction period and cost increase. Recently in us, a rapid increase in the usage of cold-formed steel section in housing and commercial building construction can widely be seen. The loadbearing wall assembly composed of light gauge-steel and gypsum board can preferably be applied to residential and commercial building of 5 stories or below. In order that light-gauge steel framing can be prevalently introduced in our domestic housing market, the wall assembly must have sufficient fire-resistant performance. Fire-resistant tests were conducted for the load bearing wall specimens of 7.2m² in size and fire tests were carried out on load-bearing wall systems by method of loading condition and unloading condition in full size of specimens in order to certify the fire-resistance properties. Through test results, the temperature slopes of each material such as steel, insulation and gypsum board were obtained, along with the vertical and horizontal deflection of specimens.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Meeting Name

14th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

10-15-1998

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1998 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Fire Resistance on Bearing Wall Using Steel & Gypsum

The conventional loadbearing wall systems generally used in Korea are composed of concrete and brick. Which materials have many defaults like long-term construction period and cost increase. Recently in us, a rapid increase in the usage of cold-formed steel section in housing and commercial building construction can widely be seen. The loadbearing wall assembly composed of light gauge-steel and gypsum board can preferably be applied to residential and commercial building of 5 stories or below. In order that light-gauge steel framing can be prevalently introduced in our domestic housing market, the wall assembly must have sufficient fire-resistant performance. Fire-resistant tests were conducted for the load bearing wall specimens of 7.2m² in size and fire tests were carried out on load-bearing wall systems by method of loading condition and unloading condition in full size of specimens in order to certify the fire-resistance properties. Through test results, the temperature slopes of each material such as steel, insulation and gypsum board were obtained, along with the vertical and horizontal deflection of specimens.