Structural behaviour of high strength concrete columns exposed to fire

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ConferenceInternational Symposium on High Performance and Reactive Powder Concrete: 16 August 1998, Sherbrooke, Quebec
Pages217232; # of pages: 16
SubjectHigh performance / High strength concrete; Concrete columns
AbstractThe increased use of high strength concrete (HSC) in buildings has resulted in concern regarding the behaviour of such concrete in fire. In particular, spalling at elevated temperatures, as identified in studies by a number of laboratories, is of particular concern. In this paper, the results of an experimental program are used to trace the structural behaviour of reinforced concrete columns at elevated temperatures. A comparison is made of the fire resistance performance of HSC columns with that of normal strength concrete (NSC) columns. The factors that influence the thermal and structural behaviour of HSC concrete columns under fire conditions are discussed. The results presented will generate data on the fire resistance of high performance concrete columns and contribute to identifying the difference in behaviour between HSC and NSC columns.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number41736
NPARC number20331606
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