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Title: Full-scale fire test on an earthquake-damaged reinforced concrete frame
Authors: Kamath P.
Sharma U.K.
Kumar V.
Bhargava P.
Usmani A.
Singh B.
Singh Y.
Torero J.
Gillie M.
Pankaj P.
Published in: Fire Safety Journal
Abstract: Fire, in the aftermath of an earthquake has evolved as a severely destructive force since the last century [1]. Codes and regulations exist in countries situated in seismically active regions of the world in order to ensure safety of buildings and their occupants in the event of an earthquake; it is however rare to find regulations that also require the consideration of fire following an earthquake, thereby leaving this possibility to be dealt with entirely by emergency responders on an ad-hoc basis with little preparedness. Fire following earthquake (FFE) events in the past, although rare, have sometimes been as destructive as the original earthquake. The aim of this study was to carry out a set of full-scale loading tests on an earthquake damaged, reinforced concrete frame subsequently exposed to fire. The sequential loading was devised in the form of a three phase testing procedure - simulated earthquake loading facilitated by cyclic quasi-static lateral loads; followed by a compartment fire; and finally by subjecting the earthquake and fire damaged frame to a monotonic pushover loading to assess its residual capacity. The reinforced concrete frame was well instrumented with numerous sensors, consisting of thermocouples, strain gauges, linear variable differential transducers (LVDTs) and pressure sensors. A large database of results consisting of temperature profiles, displacements and strains has been generated and salient observations have been made during each stage of loading. This paper describes the experimental investigation and serves as a vehicle for dissemination of the key findings and all the important test data to the engineering community which could be used for validating numerical simulations for further advancing the knowledge and understanding in this relatively poorly researched area. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
Citation: Fire Safety Journal(2015), 73(): 1-19
URI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2015.02.013
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/5494
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: Full-scale testing and structural performance
Post earthquake fire
Reinforced concrete frame
ISSN: 3797112
Author Scopus IDs: 57206269188
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Author Affiliations: Kamath, P., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Sharma, U.K., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Kumar, V., Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur, Jamshedpur, 831014, India
Bhargava, P., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Usmani, A., Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 3JL, United Kingdom
Singh, B., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Singh, Y., Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Torero, J., School of Civil Engineering, University of QueenslandQLD 4072, Australia
Gillie, M., School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester, M60 1QD, United Kingdom
Pankaj, P., Institute for Infrastructure and Environment, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 3JL, United Kingdom
Funding Details: This work was supported by the UK–India Education and Research Initiative ( UKIERI ). Authors also acknowledge the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee for the laboratory facilities to carry out the testing of full-scale RC frame.
Corresponding Author: Sharma, U.K.; Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology RoorkeeIndia
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