Author(s)

Su-Hyeon Lee and Byong-Jeong Cho

 

Abstract

It is very important to understand the residual performance of a structure for repair, retrofit, and reuse of a building after a fire.

In this study, an experiment is conducted on the residual performance of real-scale siliceous aggregates-based reinforced concrete (RC) wall-slab connection (WSC) after the fire, using the simple calculation method (SCM) of standards (Eurocode, ACI, and NIST) for comparison and analysis.

A description of the WSC specimen and detailed methods for the experiment are introduced. The fire test is conducted according to the fire scenario by dividing it into one-sided and two-sided heating based on the wall. In the post-fire residual performance test, the load–displacement and moment-deflection angle relationship according to the fire time are derived and discussed.

In addition, the residual mechanical properties after the fire are derived for the 35 MPa siliceous concrete used in the wall-slab specimen. The load and moment, derived using SCM, are compared with the experimental results. Our results show that the one-sided heating test result is close to that of Eurocode’s SCM, and the two-sided heating test result is close to that of ACI (NIST)’s SCM.

This study provides a database on the residual strength through a real-scale fire test and standard comparison.

 

Keywords

siliceous concrete; wall-slab connection; residual strength; reduction factor; full-scale fire test; simple calculation method (SCM)
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