Gypsum is a popular building material with excellent behavior for fire protection . When heated above 120°C, part of the chemically bound water is released and evaporates. This endothermic process consumes a considerable amount of energy and acts effectively as a heat barrier. The goal of this project is to develop numerical models for complete dry-wall systems with steel studs and gypsum boards and to simulate their thermo-mechanical behavior during fire.
Contact: Dr. Benedikt Weber