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Title: Full-scale testing of a damaged reinforced concrete frame in fire
Authors: Sharma U.K.
Bhargava P.
Singh B.
Singh Y.
Kumar V.
Kamath P.
Usmani A.
Torero J.
Gillie M.
Pankaj P.
May I.
Zhang J.
Published in: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings
Abstract: Fires are a relatively likely event following earthquakes in urban locations and in general are an integral part of the emergency response strategies, which are focused on life safety in most developed economies. Similarly, building regulations in most countries require engineers to consider the effect of seismic and fire loading on structures to provide an adequate level of resistance to these hazards; however, this is only on a separate basis. To the authors' knowledge there are no current regulations that require buildings to consider these hazards in a sequential manner to quantify the compound loading and design for the required resistance. This paper provides a first and early report from a novel set of tests on a full-scale reinforced concrete frame subjected to simulated earthquake and fire loads. The results from the first test indicate that the test frame could withstand a pre-damage corresponding to a seismic performance level and subsequent 1 h fire exposure without collapse. Important observations have been made about the development of temperatures and displacements in the various structural elements during the mechanical loading and subsequent fire excursion.
Citation: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings(2012), 165(7): 335-346
URI: https://doi.org/10.1680/stbu.11.00031
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/5510
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: ICE Publishing Ltd
Keywords: Concrete structures
Fire engineering
Safety and hazards
Seismic engineering
ISSN: 9650911
Author Scopus IDs: 57214359120
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Author Affiliations: Sharma, U.K., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India
Bhargava, P., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India
Singh, B., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India
Singh, Y., Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India
Kumar, V., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India
Kamath, P., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India
Usmani, A., School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Torero, J., School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Gillie, M., School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Pankaj, P., School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
May, I., School of Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Zhang, J., School of Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Corresponding Author: Sharma, U. K.; Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India
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