Performance-based analysis and design for enhancing the safety of prestressed concrete hollowcore slabs in case of fire and unforeseen events

15 October 2018 → 31 October 2019
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Building construction management and project planning
    • Construction materials
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering not elsewhere classified
    • River engineering
    • Wind engineering
Prestressed concrete hollow core slabs safety membrane action fire unforeseen events
Project description

The safety of prefabricated concrete floor systems built up using prestressed hollow core slabs is investigated quantitatively. Innovative models are developed to quantify membrane actions that can develop in such floor systems. The resistance against fire and unforeseen events is quantified using FE analyses, derived analytical formulas and structural reliability calculations. A decision making tool is developed enabling structural optimization.