Journal article

Fire resistance of a prefabricated bushfire bunker using aerated concrete panels

T Nguyen, DT Ngo, P Tran, P Mendis, L Aye, KS Kristombu Baduge

Construction and Building Materials | Elsevier | Published : 2018

Abstract

Prefabricated lightweight aerated concrete (PLAC) panels provide low thermal conductivity, potentially high stiffness-to-weight ratios, cost-effective material and structural systems and rapid modular construction. These panels can be utilised as floor slabs or external walls for various applications in building construction. The fire performance of the PLAC panel is examined in this work for a particular case, namely a prefabricated emergency bushfire shelter, which is one of the key applications of PLAC panels. Since, bushfires have unique heating curves, standardised tests are not useful and the system needs to be tested in a manner such that the heat flux of an actual bush fire can be re..

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Grants

Awarded by CRC-P Grant on Advanced Manufacturing of High Performance Building Envelope System


Awarded by ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was conducted with the financial support of the CRC-P Grant on Advanced Manufacturing of High Performance Building Envelope System (CRC-P54018) and ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing (IC150100023).