Fire Endurance Experiments on FRP-Strengthened Reinforced Concrete Columns

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report (National Research Council Canada. Institute for Research in Construction); no. RR-185
Physical description41 p.
SubjectFibre-reinforced polymers (FRP); Fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP); Concrete columns; Concrete
AbstractThree full-scale fire resistance tests were conducted at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in partnership with ISIS Canada and Fyfe Co. LLC, to investigate the behaviour of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) wrapped (confined) reinforced concrete columns under exposure to the standard fire. Both columns were provided with a unique supplemental fire protection system. The results of fire endurance experiments on the three full-scale columns are described in this report. These tests were conducted as part of a collaborative research program, aimed at studying fire endurance of FRP-wrapped reinforced concrete columns. The test results suggest that, by providing proper fire insulation as described in this report, a 4-hour fire endurance rating can be achieved for loaded reinforced concrete columns strengthened with FRPwraps.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-16714
NPARC number20378290
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Record identifier69b9ab09-8130-4f52-a243-09b8d201f4c9
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2017-06-14
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