Experimental Study of Post-Fire Bearing Capacity of the Circular Steel Tubes with Different Fire-Resistant Coating
In order to look into the causes of fire response and post-fire bearing capacity of the steel tubular columns protected with different materials, the fire test was conducted for a set of circular steel tubes protected with different materials such as gypsum fireproof panel, bamboo plywood and the ordinary lumber core plywood, and the steel tube without any protective material. The fire response temperature of surface of steel tubes is measured and the axial compressive bearing capacity of the specimens after fire are tested and analyzed. The test results show that gypsum fireproof panel has the best fire protection characteristics, the ordinary lumber core plywood and bamboo plywood can also retard rising of the surface temperature of the steel tubes during the initial 35min although they are combustible materials. It is found that the post-fire bearing capacity of the steel tubes protected with different materials varies evidently, and the maximum value of response temperature has the greatest effect.
Y. Ji et al., "Experimental Study of Post-Fire Bearing Capacity of the Circular Steel Tubes with Different Fire-Resistant Coating", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 749-753, 2011