Heating Calculation of Structural Steel Members

by Bernard Barthelemy, Fire Research Engineer; Service Etudes, CTICM, Puteaux, France,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 8, Pg. 1549-1558

Document Type: Journal Paper


A method of calculation of fire resistance of steel structures has been developed in France by the Technical Center for Steel Construction. The main parts of this method are the determination of critical temperature and heating-up behavior of steel structures. This second part is developed in detail. It takes into account the steel protection by dry, wet, form-fitting, or sprayed protecting materials, but not by intumescent paints. Flow charts make the use of theoretical calculations easier. Thermal properties of some well-known materials are listed.

Subject Headings: Steel construction | Temperature effects | Steel structures | Structural steel | Structural behavior | Construction methods | Fire resistance | Load and resistance factor design | France | Europe

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