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Title: Wood Structural Panel & Foam Insulation Systems: Hygrothermal Behavior & Lateral Load Resistance-Experimental Studies

Source: Final Report - USDA Joint Venture Agreement 11-JV-11111136-070 APA -The Engineered Wood Association. 67 p.

Author(s)Yeh, Borjen; Herzog, Benjamin J.; Glass, Samuel

Publication Year: 2015  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4716-1A

Abstract: During the construction of a new structure, there are two basic ways to install rigid foam plastic insulation on the exterior of a wall assembly: the foam can either be attached directly to the studs, or the walls can be conventionally sheathed with wood structural panels (WSP) before the foam is installed. Structurally speaking, the WSP is better installed directly to studs (i.e., foam over WSP). However, this method may create a problem for the drying potential of the wall system in some climate zones.

In 2011, a joint research project by APA -The Engineered Wood Association and the USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory was initiated.The objective of this project was to evaluate the possibility of combining wood structural panel sheathing and rigid foam plastic insulation in wall applicationsto satisfy both the structural and energy conservation requirements in the U.S. building codes.

Keywords: form no. r700, insulation systems, hygrothermal behavior, lateral load

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 3,072 kb(s)

Date posted: 05/13/2016
RITS Product ID: 79174
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Glass, Samuel V.
Research Physical Scientist

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