Evaluation and optimalization of the fire safety of structures strenghtened with NMS reinforcement

01 January 2008 → 30 December 2013
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Building engineering
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
    • Thermodynamics
fire near surface mounted reinforcement NSM FRP fire tests fibre reinforced polymer modelling strengthening concrete design
Project description

Since half a decade, an increasing number of applications is based on near surface mounted FRP reinforcement (FRP NSM). Herewith the extra FRP (fibre reinforcement polymer) tensile reinforcement is glued in slits which are cut into the concrete surface. The project investigates the fire resistance of concrete structures strenghtened with FRP NSM: endurance under fire conditions, material behaviour, optimized strenghtening and fire protection configurations, residual strenght, modelling.