Assessment of fire exposed concrete with full-field strain determination
2011 (English)In: 2nd International RILEM Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure, 2011, 337-344 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
A concrete structure exposed to fire deteriorates when the temperature increase in the structure. An experimental study has been performed in order to evaluate the degree of degradation of concrete exposed to two different fire scenarios. As the thermal diffusivity of concrete is low, high thermal gradient is induced in the cross-section. This causes inhomogeneous mechanical properties of a concrete structure. In traditionally core testing of the elastic modulus and compressive the material is assumed to be homogeneous, this is not the case when concrete has been exposed to a real fire. By using an optical full-field strain measuring device the mechanical response at different depth, from the fire exposed surface, can be studied. In this study a typical concrete mix for civil engineer applications were used. In addition a similar concrete mix with reduced aggregate size was tested. The test samples were exposed to the standard fire curve ISO 834-1 or a temperature rise of 10 °C/min. In addition, Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity measurement and PFM Microscopy were conducted in order obtain a reliable picture of the residual mechanical properties and the durability.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. 337-344 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-168406OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-168406DiVA: diva2:816263
2nd International RILEM Workshop on Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure, 2011, Delft, the Netherlands
QC 201506032015-06-032015-06-032015-06-03Bibliographically approved