Research on Fire Resistance of Prestressed Concrete

by Hubert Woods,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 2, Pg. 1041-1051

Document Type: Journal Paper


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 | Load and resistance factor design | Prestressing | Prestressed concrete | Fires | Load tests | Temperature effects | Portland cement

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