Experimental study into the behaviour of profiled composite walls under combined axial and thermal loadings
Quang X Le, Vinh TN Dao, José L Torero, Tuan D Ngo
Engineering Structures | Elsevier | Published : 2020
Profiled composite walls (PCWs) are regularly used in construction because they provide enhanced ductility, shear resistance and damage tolerance when compared to traditional reinforced concrete walls. Although much research has been conducted to understand the structural performance of PCWs at ambient temperature, studies into their performance at high temperatures remain limited. In this work, a comprehensive set of experiments has been conducted to investigate the performance of PCWs at both ambient and elevated temperatures. A heat source comprising of radiant burners and 1MN MTS machine were employed to deliver known and actively controlled thermal and structural boundary conditions on ..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council
The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Australian Research Council through LP140100504 and DP150102354 grants. The first author acknowledges the excellent assistance of Mr Chris Russ to prepare the water-cooled system and spherical heads using for the 1MN MTS machine, and the generous help of Mr Shane Walker to prepare the samples. The first author also acknowledges the financial support from his supervisors and from University College London to conduct a short-term visit at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering.