Fire endurance : Analytical prediction of prestressed concrete beams
As the Italian Building Code does not include fire safety in prestressed beams, the prefabrication industry cannot make experimental tests on high load beams in furnaces. A prediction of fire endurance is needed. A developed analytical model has obtained the approval of the Control Institute, whilst waiting for a preprint of the new code for fire resistance developed by Unification National Institute, Milan. The model chosen is a thermo-mechanical analysis of fire response. Prediction of fire endurance of prestressed concrete beams in non-linear materials is achieved by a finite element method, using ABAQUS.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ABAQUS Second Annual Users' Conference, Stresa (IT), May 24-26, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34709 ORA
Record Number: 198910574 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en