Project

Fire resistance research on self-compacting concrete beams

Duration
01 October 2009 → 30 September 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Fellow
  • Limin Lu
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Building engineering
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
    • Design theories and methods
    • Mechanics
    • Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering
Keywords
self-compacting concrete reinforced concrete beams fire resistance
 
Project description

In literature, the behaviour of concrete beams in and after fire is mostly described using simplified and conservative methods, which do not describe the performance of the whole process and most often doe not consider spalling. The research will investigate fire scenarios, temperature-time curves, the performance of SCC material in high temperature and the performance of concrete beams in high temperature, making use of computer simulations and beam tests.