Investigations of the performance of facades made of ETICS with polystyrene under external fire exposure and fire safety measures for their improvement
1 Ingenieurbüro für Brandschutz bei Fassaden (IBF), Stadtlengsfeld, Germany
2 MFPA Leipzig GmbH, Leipzig, Germany
3 Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
4 Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt), Berlin, Germany
Exposure to flames of a fully developed room fire venting out of an external wall opening after flash-over is most commonly used as the reference fire scenario for assessing the fire performance of external wall cladding systems. This is reflected by various testing standards (e.g. ISO 13785-2 , E DIN 4102-20 ). The impact of other fire scenarios had been judged as less critical or most similar in the past. Hence, there was a widespread opinion that other scenarios were covered by these fire tests (cf. ). This assumption has also underlain assessment of ETICS fire performance.
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