Effects of Fire on Reinforced Concrete Members

by Bruce R. Ellingwood, (A.M.ASCE), Research Structural Engr.; Center for Building Tech., National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C.,
James R. Shaver, (A.M.ASCE), Research Structural Engr.; Center for Building Tech., National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 11, Pg. 2151-2166


Document Type: Journal Paper

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Abstract: Recently developed thermal and structural analysis techniques show considerable promise for alleviating the extensive testing otherwise required for determining fire ratings for structural assemblies in the United States. In this study, temperature distributions computed in reinforced concrete members for several realistic fire exposures are examined and compared to the distributions measured in a standard test. Structural behavior during the different fire exposures is also considered. Analytical predictions of behavior are validated using experimental data.

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Fires | Structural analysis | Structural behavior | Thermal analysis | Temperature distribution | Temperature measurement | Ratings | North America | United States

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