This paper describes a full scale fire test performed recently on a composite floor for analysing the possibility of tensile membrane action to develop when the unprotected steel beams in the central part of the floor are made of cellular beams.The natural fire was created by a wood crib fire load of 700 MJ/m² and the 9 x 15 m floor survived the fire that peaked at 1000°C and lasted for 90 minutes.Blind predictions of the air temperature development by the software Ozone and of the structural behaviour by the software SAFIR which proved quite satisfactory are also described.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Place of Publication||439 North Duke Street Lancaster Pennsylvania 17602 USA|
|Publisher||DEStech Publications, Inc.|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Jun 2010|
|Event||Structures in Fires - Michigan State University|
Duration: 5 Jun 2010 → …
|Conference||Structures in Fires|
|Period||5/06/10 → …|
- Large scale fire test
- O-Zone Model
- Slab behaviour and cellular beams
Nadjai, A., Vassart, O., Bailey, C., & Franssen, J. M. (2010). Large-Scale Fire Test of Unprotected Cellular Beam Acting in Membrane Action. In Unknown Host Publication (pp. 398-406). 439 North Duke Street Lancaster Pennsylvania 17602 USA: DEStech Publications, Inc..