The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of progressive collapse under high temperature for a reinforced concrete (RC) frame. An analytical programme was analysed for a two-bay five-storey RC frame exposed to high temperature at different column locations.
The effects of high temperature protections and locations (i.e. corner, middle and intermediate) on collapse conditions and load distributions were studied for the steady-state linear analysis using finite element software.
The results show that the frame will not collapse suddenly at temperatures up to 400°C. This is attributed to an increase in the deflections of the column, which increases the lateral displacement of adjacent heated columns and governs their buckling. This indicates that the temperature rating in the column against collapse can occur at a range of 500°C-600°C compared to that of individual members. The collapse pattern of RC frames designed as ordinary moment resisting frames, and under ordinary load, combinations is based on GSA guidelines. The results for displacement, stress and axial force were collected and discussed.
The two-bay five-storey frame has been created in finite element software, and linear analysis is used to perform this study with a different temperature.
N., P., K.S., S., V., T., M., P. and Punnapu, A. (2019), "Linear analysis of a two-dimensional multistorey reinforced concrete frame under high temperature at different column locations", Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, Vol. 10 No. 3, pp. 317-323. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSFE-03-2018-0007Download as .RIS
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