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Advanced Wood-Based Solutions for Mid-Rise and High-Rise Construction: Acoustic Performance of Innovative Composite Wood Stud Partition Walls

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1181
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Design and Systems
Mechanical Properties
Acoustics and Vibration
Application
Walls
Author
Hu, Lin
Cuerrier-Auclair, Samuel
Deng, James
Wang, Xiang-Ming
Organization
FPInnovations
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Report
Application
Walls
Topic
Design and Systems
Mechanical Properties
Acoustics and Vibration
Keywords
Sound Insulation
Manufacturing
Partition Walls
Steel
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
Airborne sound insulation performance of wall assemblies is a critical aspect which is directly associated with the comfort level of the occupants, which in turn affects the market acceptance. In single-family and low-rise residential buildings, the partition walls, whether loadbearing or non-loadbearing, are commonly framed with studs of solid sawn lumber of 2x4, 2x6, and 2x8. In commercial buildings and multi-storey residential buildings, the partition walls are commonly framed using light-gauge steel studs. The shortcomings of solid sawn lumber studs form the motivation for this project to develop wood studs that would address these shortcomings to promote greater wood use in partition walls. The conceptual design and fabrication work and the preliminary test results have shown that are partition-wall stud made out of composite wood material could have the same or better airborne sound insulation performance as compared to the 25 gauge steel stud. The concept is promising, with a manufacturing process and fabrication that would work and be practical.
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Evaluation of Prototype Wood-Based Interior Partition Walls

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1186
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
General Information
Acoustics and Vibration
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Walls
Author
Knudson, Robert
Schneider, Johannes
Thomas, Tony
Organization
FPInnovations
Year of Publication
2018
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Report
Material
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
Application
Walls
Topic
General Information
Acoustics and Vibration
Keywords
Interior Partition Walls
Fabrication
Installation
Acoustic Properties
Combustion Properties
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
Interior partition walls for non-residential and high-rise residential construction are an US$8 billion market opportunity in Canada and the United States (Crespell and Poon, 2014). They represent 1.6 billion ft² (150 million m²) of wall area where wood currently has less than 10%...
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