American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Evaluation of Fire Effects on Reinforced Concrete Columns Using Finite Element Method

Sajjad Sayyar Roudsari and Taher M. Abu-Lebdeh

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2019.227.235

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 12, Issue 2

Pages 227-235

Abstract

In this paper, four different Reinforced Concrete (RC) columns are analyzed with Finite Element (FE) ABAQUS software and validated experimentally. One of the RC columns, the control specimen, is subjected to only compressive force applied at both ends of the column, while the other three models were loaded under both compressive force and fire load. The temperature is applied to reach up to 600 Celsius Degree for the period of 10, 15 and 20 min. The load-displacement diagrams were constructed. Results showed good correlations between experimental and FE analysis. Moreover, results showed reduction in load capacity as duration of fire load increases.

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© 2019 Sajjad Sayyar Roudsari and Taher M. Abu-Lebdeh. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.