Nadjai, Ali, Vassart , Olivier, Bailey, Colin and Franssen, Jean Marck (2010) Large-Scale Fire Test of Unprotected Cellular Beam Acting in Membrane Action. In: Structures in Fires, Michigan State University. DEStech Publications.Inc. 9 pp. [Conference contribution]
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This paper describes a full scale fire test performed recently on a composite floor for analysing the possibility of tensile membrane action to develop when the unprotected steel beams in the central part of the floor are made of cellular beams.The natural fire was created by a wood crib fire load of 700 MJ/m² and the 9 x 15 m floor survived the fire that peaked at 1000°C and lasted for 90 minutes.Blind predictions of the air temperature development by the software Ozone and of the structural behaviour by the software SAFIR which proved quite satisfactory are also described.
|Item Type:||Conference contribution (Paper)|
|Keywords:||Large scale fire test, Compartmentation, O-Zone Model, Slab behaviour and cellular beams|
|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)
|Deposited By:||Professor Ali Nadjai|
|Deposited On:||16 Aug 2010 09:55|
|Last Modified:||01 Dec 2010 10:43|
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