Comparison Between Measured and Computed Structural Response of Some Reinforced Concrete Colums in Fire

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This paper is the first result of recently commenced cooperation in structural fire engineering research between the Lund Institute of Technology, and the Fire Research Department of the Technical University of Brunswick. The goal of the project is to develop improved calculation methods based on more reliable behaviour models of concrete and steel. Fox this reason tests on columns carried out at the Swedish Board for Testing in Borås, Sweden, as well as at Brunswick have been used for verification purposes. The paper deals with a qualitative verification of the structural behaviour of some reinforced columns exposed to fire on three sides. The columns investigated were tested in Sweden. A computer program developed at Lund [ l ] was used to evaluate the thermal response. The structural behaviour was predicted by another program developed at Brunswick [2]. The concrete and steel analytical model used in the structural program was originated by Schneider and Haksever [3]. The calculations made herein illustrate the need for improved behaviour models for concrete and steel. Therefore, the next step will be to introduce new material models into the structural program in order to achieve more reliable analytical predictions.


  • A Haksever
  • Yngve Anderberg
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Building Technologies
  • Other Civil Engineering
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDivision of Building Fire Safety and Technology, Lund Institute of Technology
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1982
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes

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Bibliographic note

Also published in "Fire Safety Journal" 1981(4), issue 4, ss. 293-297.

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