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

Sajjad Sayyar Roudsari1 and Taher M. Abu-Lebdeh2
  • 1 North Carolina A and T State University, United States
  • 2 North Carolina A&T State University, United States
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 12 No. 2, 2019, 227-235

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2019.227.235

Submitted On: 5 May 2019 Published On: 20 June 2019

How to Cite: Roudsari, S. S. & Abu-Lebdeh, T. M. (2019). Evaluation of Fire Effects on Reinforced Concrete Columns Using Finite Element Method. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12(2), 227-235. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2019.227.235

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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Keywords

  • Finite Element Method
  • ABAQUS
  • Reinforced Concrete Column
  • Fire Loading
  • Fire Duration