Experimental study on fire propagation over combustible exterior facades in Japan
1 The University of Tokyo, Japan
2 National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM), Japan
3 Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc., Japan
With regard to the fire protection for exterior walls of building, only the fire resistance has been considered, according to the current building law of Japan. In the previous studies of the authors, a new test method for evaluation of fire propagation along combustible cladding was proposed using primarily test specimens of façade walls with exterior thermal insulation without vent layers. In this paper, newly obtained test results are discussed on other specimens of combustible façades such as wood, sandwich panel, photovoltaic sheet mounted on composite panel, combustible coating material, and exterior thermal insulation with vent layer.
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