Thermal performance of concrete masonry walls in fire

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. CBD-140
ISSN0008-3097
Physical description5 p.
Subjectconcrete construction; thermal properties; fire resistant partitions; fire resistance; Masony walls; Walls; Concrete
AbstractConcrete has long been recognized as a durable and versatile building material, and concrete masonry units are used widely in the construction of modern buildings. Exposure to elevated temperatures characteristic of those attained in fires, however, may induce marked changes in the thermal and rheological properties of the component materials of concrete. Because of this, attention has been focused for some time on the behaviour of masonry units under unusual circumstances such as those experienced during fires. Concrete performance in fire is the subject of this Digest.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Comportement thermique des murs de maçonnerie en béton sous l'action du feu
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberNRC-IRC-1780
NPARC number20327121
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Record identifier881d6c66-d386-450f-8911-714c7bc83000
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2017-04-27
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