Study on critical places for maximum temperature rise on unexposed surface of curtain wall test specimens
Fire Research Department of Building Research Institute, Ksawerów 21, 02-656 Warsaw, Poland
The paper discusses the main issues related to the fire resistance of glazed curtain walls including the tests methodology and way of classification of this type of building elements. Moreover, the paper presents an attempt to determine the weak points of aluminium glazed curtain wall test specimens regarding to the maximum temperature rise measurements, based on the fire resistance tests performed in recent years by Fire Research Department of Building Research Institute. The paper analyse the results of temperature rise on unexposed surface of 17 aluminium glazed curtain wall specimens tested for internal fire exposure in accordance with EN 1364-3:2006  and EN 1364-3:2014 , which achieved the fire resistance class of min. EI 15.
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