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Fire resistance performance of FRP rebar reinforced concrete columns.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2009
<mark>Journal</mark>International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials
Number of pages7
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Concrete columns reinforced with Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) rebar have been increasingly used in civil engineering applications, while the research on fire resistance of such structural members is still very limited. In this paper, attempts are made to predict temperature distribution and mechanical performance of FRP rebar reinforced concrete columns in fire. The effect of concrete cover and section size on fire resistance time is studied by the finite element method. Based on a parametric study, a simple empirical formula to predict fire resistance time is proposed for possible adoption in fire resistance design.