Studies on Fire Resistance of FRP Shear Strengthened Reinforced Concrete Beams
Fire-resistance performance experiments with static loading-fire are investigated about two carbon fiber sheet (CFS) shear strengthened reinforced concrete (RC) beams exposed to the ISO834 standard fire. Shear strengthened RC beams are wrapped with fire insulation material- thick painted fire retardant coatings. Relationship between measure points’ temperature and time are achieved. The results suggest that: the ratio of shear-span is the main factor to fire-resistance rating and failure modes of CFS shear strengthened RC beams in fire; shear-failure fire-resistance rating are increased by thickening fire insulation to shear strengthened RC beams. A computer program is developed to calculate the temperature fields of fire insulated concrete beams shear strengthened with CFS coated thick fireproof material. This program is validated comparing with experimental results. Researches can give a supplement to produce overall fire-resistance factors of CFS shear strengthened reinforced concrete beams at high temperatures.
H. Fan and Z. Fan, "Studies on Fire Resistance of FRP Shear Strengthened Reinforced Concrete Beams", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 94-96, pp. 1318-1321, 2011