Elevated Temperature Behavior of Impact-Induced Partially Damaged Concrete

Mahsa Mirmomeni, Amin Heidarpour Esfarjani, Xiao Ling Zhao, Jeffrey A Packer

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Designing protective structures capable of withstanding the combined extreme
actions of impact/blast and fire necessitates the accurate prediction of material properties under the coupled effects of high-strain-rate and subsequent elevated temperature loadings. An extensive experimental program was being carried out in the Civil Engineering Laboratories at Monash University to investigate the post- impact fire properties of plain self-compacting concrete (SCC) material and the results are presented in this paper. This will help in evaluating whether partially damaged concrete elements can further sustain additional stresses in case of a subsequent fire outbreak. Specimens have undergone interrupted high-strain-rate compressive loading, controlled locally at defined levels of axial displacement, to account for different deformation
states. Results indicate that the mechanical behavior of concrete subject to post-impact fire scenarios is dependent on the rate of loading, the damage history and the fire temperature to which it is subsequently exposed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructures in Fire
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Ninth International Conference [(SiF 2016), June 8 to June 10, Princeton University, USA]
EditorsMaria E. Moreyra Garlock, Venkatesh K.R. Kodur
Place of PublicationLancaster Pennsylvania
PublisherDEStech Publications, Inc
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781605953205
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on Structures in Fire 2016 - Princeton University, Princeton, United States of America
Duration: 8 Jun 201610 Jun 2016
Conference number: 9th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Structures in Fire 2016
Abbreviated titleSIF 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
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