Fire resistance of FRP strengthened concrete columns

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ConferenceConference and Workshops of the ISIS Canada Network Association: 07 May 2009, Toronto, ON
Pages12; # of pages: 2
SubjectFire; Concrete columns; Fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP)
AbstractFire resistance of buildings is extremely important as evidenced by recent dramatic collapses of buildings in fire, such as occurred in the World Trade Center disaster, or in the Windsor Tower fire, in Madrid, in 2005. Although these examples highlight the extreme situation for fire in buildings, they serve to demonstrate the need to consider fire in structural design. Thus, when fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) materials are applied to strengthen concrete members in buildings, an understanding of the performance of the strengthened members in fire is paramount. In some situations, designers may be reluctant to apply FRP materials in buildings because of concerns relating to the loss of strength of FRPs at high temperature. To address these concerns, ISIS has sponsored research into the fire resistance of concrete structures strengthened with FRPs, and has shown that such structures can be designed to perform adequately in fire if appropriate measures are incorporated into design and construction.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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Peer reviewedYes
NRC number51253
NPARC number20373981
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