Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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