In the interest of life safety, modern structures are designed and built to resist extreme events such as earthquakes without collapse. However, due to economic considerations limited structural damage is permissible. In seismic regions, a fire following an earthquake is considered to be a major threat due to the risk of ignition of damaged gas and/or fuel services. Design codes do not account for this scenario where these two extreme events occur consecutively on a structure and do not address the situation of the structure having some initial damage when being subject to a fire load.
This study examines and numerically models the effect of a fire following an earthquake on a reinforced concrete frame. This has been carried out by examining the type and magnitude of local damage the reinforced concrete frame undergoes, how this affects its thermal profile and hence the overall thermo-mechanical behaviour.
|Title of host publication||Structures in Fire - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference, SiF'10|
|Editors||V Kodur, JM Franssen|
|Place of Publication||LANCASTER|
|Publisher||DESTECH PUBLICATIONS, INC|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2010|
|Event||6th International Conference on Structures in Fire (SiF 10) - East Lansing|
Duration: 2 Jun 2010 → 4 Jun 2010
|Conference||6th International Conference on Structures in Fire (SiF 10)|
|Period||2/06/10 → 4/06/10|