Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Faculty Advisor

Barnett, Jonathan R.


The purpose of this project is to evaluate the performance of concrete at high temperature exposures and the performance assessment of fire-damaged concrete structures using destructive, semi-destructive and non-destructive test methods. The testing performed was conducted on samples of mortar cubes, reinforced concrete slabs, and concrete cylinders; these specimens were used as representative samples of concrete structures. The test methods used in evaluating these temperature-exposed specimens include the compression test, ultrasonic pulse velocity, covermeter, pullout and Schmidt hammer.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000


Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering