Three-dimensional computer-aided finite element method retrofitting modeling and non-destructive testing techniques for the assessment of actual existing high-rise fire-damaged reinforced concrete building
Muhammad Wasim, Raja Rizwan Hussain
STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF TALL AND SPECIAL BUILDINGS | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2013
Concrete is generally fire resistant. A fire in a concrete structure rarely results in a serious damage as to require substantial demolition. But, loss of the utility of a building could result in serious financial consequences for the owner, which calls for immediate reinstatement. To work out proper and efficient repair strategy, however, would require a thorough investigation of the effect of fire on the structural properties of the concrete and steel; the significance which any permanent change in material characteristics may have on the future structural performance of the member; the feasibility of repairs to compensate of any unacceptable reduction in structural performance, durabilit..View full abstract
This project was supported by King Saud University, Deanship of Scientific Research, College of Engineering Research Center.