Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Faculty Advisor

Meacham, Brian Jay

Abstract

Our project investigated fire-induced spalling and the associated losses of cross-section caused by increased pore pressures at elevated temperatures. This was modeled conceptually to explore the impacts of construction and design practices and to analytically evaluate the impacts of cross-sectional losses. The model was tested with normal and high strength concrete column designs consistent with provisions of ACI 318; the fire conditions were based on ASTM E-119. Similar data sets could be considered to further our understanding of fire-induced spalling.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2012

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering

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