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Steel hollow columns with an internal profile filled with self-compacting concrete under fire conditions

By Thi Binh Chu, Thomas Gernay, Jean-Claude Dotreppe and Jean-Marc Franssen


A detailed experimental and numerical investigation has been performed on the behavior under fire conditions of concrete filled steel hollow section (CFSHS) columns. In this study the internal reinforcement consists of another profile (tube or H section) being embedded with the concrete, and filling is realized by self-compacting concrete (SCC). Ten columns filled with self-compacting concrete embedding another steel profile have been tested in the Fire Testing Laboratory of the University of Liege, Belgium. Numerical simulations on the thermal and structural behavior of these elements have been made using the non linear finite element software SAFIR developed at the University of Liege. There is a rather good agreement between numerical and experimental results, which can be slightly improved by using the ETC (Explicit Transient Creep) model incorporated in SAFIR. This shows that numerical analyses can predict well the behavior of CFSHS columns under fire conditions. The properties at high temperatures of self-compacting concrete are considered the same as those of ordinary concrete.Peer reviewe

Topics: Columns, Composite steel-concrete construction, Fire resistance, hollow steel sections, self-compacting concrete, SCC, Engineering, computing & technology :: Civil engineering, Ingénierie, informatique & technologie :: Ingénierie civile
Year: 2016
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