Experimental Study on Residual Load Bearing Capacity of SRC Eccentric Columns after Exposure to Fire
This paper provided three test data pertaining to the mechanical properties of steel reinforced concrete (SRC) eccentric columns after exposure to fire and one comparative test data pertaining to the mechanical properties of steel reinforced concrete columns at room temperature. The influence of eccentricity on failure mode, distortion performance and ultimate load bearing capacity are mainly studied. Test results show that the failure modes of steel reinforced concrete eccentric columns after exposure to fire are similar to that at room temperature. Strain along the section height at mid-span section of eccentric columns before loaded to 90% ultimate load bearing capacity is linearly distributed and well agree with the plane section supposition. After exposure to fire, the flexural rigidity and load bearing capacity of specimens are all declined compared with that at normal temperature. In various loading stages from the initial loading to 80% ultimate strength, the ratio of flexural rigidity of SRC eccentric columns after exposure to fire and at normal temperature is ranged from 0.30 to 0.59. With the same concrete strength and heating condition, the ultimate strength of specimens decreases with the increasing of eccentricity. The ultimate bearing capacity of all specimens at normal room temperature is calculated on the method proposed by Chinese regulation JGJ 138-2001. The compared results of experimental values and calculating values show that the residual load bearing capacity of SRC eccentric columns after exposure to fire is about 69% to 81% of that at room temperature.
J. H. Li et al., "Experimental Study on Residual Load Bearing Capacity of SRC Eccentric Columns after Exposure to Fire", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 2240-2246, 2011