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Project
Performance evaluation of siding materials subjected to radiant heat loads
Year

2018

status

Completed

Researcher

Eder A. Villa Coronel (Lead) /  Razim Refai

Other Collaborator(s):

FireSmart Canada

University of Alberta

partners:

Abstract

A methodology was developed to evaluate the performance of different commercially available siding materials when exposed to high and low radiant heat loads. The materials evaluated in this study were engineered wood, fibre cement board, cedar siding, and vinyl siding. The time to ignition of the wall prototypes was used to evaluate the performance of these materials.

The tests showed that fibre cement board had the highest time to ignition in both radiant heat loads, while cedar siding had the lowest time to ignition. Further analysis was done to confirm the statistical differences in time to ignition of the different materials.

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