Thermal and mechanical characterization of fibre reinforced polymers, concrete, steel, and insulation materials for use in numerical fire endurance modelling

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Conference"Structures under Extreme Loading", Proceedings of PROTECT 2007: 20 August 2007, Whistler, B.C.
Pages110; # of pages: 10
SubjectFRP, insulation, elevated temperatures, thermal and mechanical properties; Fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP)
AbstractThough fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites hold great promise for structural reinforcement, there is little knowledge about their behaviour at high temperature. This study tested the mechanical properties of FRP composites, as well as concrete and steel, at elevated temperatures. It assessed the mass loss with temperature, thermal conductivity, specific heat, and glass transition temperature of several types of FRP composites. It determined the stress-strain behaviour of FRP composites, steel and concrete, and FRP-to-FRP and FRP-to-concrete bond strength. It also involved thermal analyses on carbon/epoxy FRP composites, and three types of insulation materials (intumescent, gypsum, and cementitious). Results from these tests will be used to refine and calibrate numerical fire endurance models.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number49684
NPARC number20378258
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