Research on Fire Resistance of Prestressed Concrete

by H. Woods,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 11, Pg. 53-64

Document Type: Journal Paper

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Program of Fire Research Center of Portland Cement Assn comprises two separate parts; tests with large furnaces and small-scale research on concrete and steel at high temperatures; 40 ft long, 6 ft wide beam-testing furnace is connected with control room for recording temperatures, strains, deflections, and loads; it is concluded that prestressed concrete can be produced to have any reasonably required fire endurance period.

Subject Headings: Fire resistance | Prestressing | Prestressed concrete | Load and resistance factor design | Load tests | Fires | Temperature effects | Strain | Portland cement | Thermal loads

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