The fire performance of partitions is influenced by the thickness, type, combustibility level of panel material, type of filling material and frame. However, realizing the importance of these parameters is not of enough help for interior designers. They need more quantitative information of the relative importance of the parameters so that they can select materials with cost consideration. Experiments were thus designed and analyzed by the Taguchi experimental design analysis method for it is good to determine the effect of each parameter especially as the number of parameters is large. Our data and analysis show that the thickness of panel layer is the most important parameter, and the type of the panel material is the second one. The combustibility of panel material, type of filling material and frame do not have significant effect.
Ho, Ming-Chin and Tsai, Ming-Ju
"RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF FIRE RESISTANCE PERFORMANCE OF PARTITION WALLS,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 18
, Article 14.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol18/iss3/14