The scaling of fire resistance problems

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Journal titleFire Technology
Pages191205; # of pages: 15
Subjectfire resistance; scaling; thermal conductivity; Concrete columns; resistance au feu; ecaillage; conductivite thermique
AbstractHeat conduction scaling relations are given, particularly some relating time and dimension, and empirical findings are used to permit their extension to fire resistance problems, including those relating to concrete-encased steel columns. The merit of scaling, apart from its simplicity, is that it does not require a knowledge of the thermal properties of the materials involved and that it takes into account variation of thermal properties with temperature and many of the effects of moisture.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number14970
NPARC number20374064
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