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Fire responses and resistance of concrete-filled steel tubular frame structures

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Journal publication date06/2010
JournalInternational Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics
Number of pages19
Original languageEnglish


This paper presents the results of dynamic responses and fire resistance of concrete-filled steel tubular (CFST) frame structures in fire conditions by using the nonlinear finite element method. Both strength and stability criteria are considered in the collapse analysis. The frame structures are constructed with circular CFST columns and steel beams of I-sections. In order to validate the finite element solutions, the numerical results are compared with those from a fire resistance test on CFST columns. The finite element model is then adopted to simulate the behavior of frame structures in fire. The structural responses of the frames, including the critical temperature and fire-resisting limit time, are obtained for the ISO-834 standard fire. Parametric studies are carried out to show their influence on the load capacity of the frame structures in fire. Suggestions and recommendations are presented for possible adoption in future construction and design of similar structures.