Journal article

Fire safety of composites in prefabricated buildings: From fibre reinforced polymer to textile reinforced concrete

KTQ Nguyen, S Navaratnam, P Mendis, K Zhang, J Barnett, H Wang

Composites Part B: Engineering | Elsevier | Published : 2020


Fibre reinforced composites (FRCs) have been increasingly used in the prefabricated building (PB) industry owing to its high strength-to-weight ratio, ease of application and flexibility in manufacturing. FRCs can be used in PBs for both structural and non-structural applications. The major hindrance for composite elements in PB is their fire performance. Depending on applications, there will be different requirements for FRCs on the fire resistance and vertical flame spread. There is limited information available to structural and façade engineers/designers on fire safety of FRCs especially for PBs. Therefore, this paper provides the overview on the fire performance FRCs in PBs with a speci..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the funding support of the ARC DECRA [Grant ID: DE190100217], RMIT University and the ARC Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing [Grant ID: IC150100023] of the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, the University of Melbourne.