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A numerical model for the behaviour of masonry under elevated temperatures

Nadjai, A, O'Garra, M, Ali, FA and Laverty, D (2003) A numerical model for the behaviour of masonry under elevated temperatures. FIRE AND MATERIALS, 27 (4). pp. 163-182. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1002/fam.824


A thermo-structural finite element model for the behaviour of masonry panels exposed to fire conditions has been developed. The model has been specifically designed to simulate the behaviour of both loaded and unloaded brickwork panels in plane stress, which are subject to various types of temperature distribution associated with typical fire situations. The current model has been evaluated using experimental results from fire tests on half- and full-scale masonry walls exposed to elevated temperature oil one face. Analytical and experimental results for the fire tests were basically in good agreement, indicating that reliable results call be achieved provided that accurate material properties and test boundary conditions are known. and that reliable temperature distribution data through the thickness of the wall is available. Copyright (C) 2003 John Wiley Sons, Ltd.

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:1242
Deposited By: Professor Faris Ali
Deposited On:30 Nov 2009 22:24
Last Modified:09 May 2016 10:46

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