Fire performance of concrete using novel fire testing (2015–2019)

Abstract:
Thermal loading experienced by concrete samples in conventional tests cannot be accurately and independently controlled. This project, through using a novel thermal loading technique, aims to re-examine the performance of concrete in fire. By establishing the heat-flux as a parameter of study, concrete performance under a wide range of fire conditions can be better quantified, eventually leading to a reliable performance-based design of concrete structures. Expected outcomes include improved understanding of concrete performance under combined fire and other loadings, appropriate mathematical models for fundamental concrete properties and constitutive relations, and design recommendations for concrete performance under real fire exposures.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Senior Lecturer
    School of Civil Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Associate Dean (Academic)
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
    Senior Lecturer
    School of Civil Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council