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Title: Axial restraint Effects on Fire Resistance of Statically Indeterminate RC Beams
Authors: Cvetkovska, Meri 
Lazarov, Ljupco
Todorov, Koce 
Keywords: RC beams, fire resistance, axial stifffness, nonlinear stress-strain analysis
Issue Date: Mar-2013
Publisher: Multi-Science Publishing
Journal: Structural Fire Engineering
Series/Report no.: Volume 4;Number 1
Abstract: The non uniform temperature fields in the cross section of the structural elements exposed to fire cause thermal dilatations which induce internal forces. In same time temperature changes cause longitudinal elongations and if these elongations are restricted, additional axial stresses will be induced. In this case the various support conditions can have a significant influence on fire resistance of reinforced concrete elements. In this paper three different support conditions as: pin-pin, pin-fixed and fully fixed were used to model RC beams with various level of axial restraint. The beams were exposed to the ISO-fire curve. The numerically obtained results are presented and based on these results it can be concluded that increasing of axial spring stiffness increases the induced axial forces and the fire resistance of the beams.
ISSN: 2040-2317
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Civil Engineering: Journal Articles

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