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Fire resistance of carbon FRP reinforced-concrete beams

Rafi, MM, Nadjai, Ali and Ali, Faris (2007) Fire resistance of carbon FRP reinforced-concrete beams. MAGAZINE OF CONCRETE RESEARCH, 59 (4). pp. 245-255. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1680/macr.2007.59.4.245


The establishment of the fire resistance of concrete structures reinforced with fibre-reinforced polymer ( FRP) bars is a prerequisite to the widespread applications of fibrous rods in buildings. This paper presents the results of an experimental study, which was conducted to investigate fire performance of the concrete beams reinforced with carbon FRP (CFRP) bars. The beams were designed over- reinforced and were subjected to standard heating curve in a floor furnace. Full service load was applied half an hour before the start of the heating test and was kept constant for the duration of the test. A non-uniform temperature distribution was found across the height of the cross-section. The CFRP reinforced beams were stiffer than similar steel-reinforced beams and failed by the crushing of concrete in compression.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Fire Safety and Engineering Research and Technology Centre (FireSERT)
ID Code:1237
Deposited By: Professor Faris Ali
Deposited On:26 Nov 2009 09:25
Last Modified:24 Jun 2011 10:05

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