Performance of a six-story reinforced concrete structure in post-earthquake fire

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ConferenceThe 9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering: 25 July 2010, Toronto, Ontario
Subjectpost-earthquake fire, columns, structural performance, reinforced concrete structures; Concrete columns
AbstractThis paper presents results of a 3D performance simulation of a six-story reinforced concrete structure exposed to a fire after the shaking table test for the Kobe Earthquake 1995. The structural analysis software, SAFIR, capable of 3D simulation of building structures in fire, was employed to evaluate performance of the building under fire. The ASTM E119 standard fire was selected as the fire load for this study. In order to consider the effects of damages to the structural elements during the earthquake, degradation of material mechanical properties and heat penetration, due to cracks, were considered for the post-earthquake fire analysis. The fire was assumed to have occurred on the ground floor next to the short columns that experienced considerable damage during the earthquake. A comparison study was implemented to investigate effects of material degradation and heat penetration on the fire resistance of the building after the earthquake.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number52689
NPARC number20374541
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