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Proceedings 2018, 2(8), 515; https://doi.org/10.3390/ICEM18-05394

Fast Assessment of Post-Fire Residual Strength of Reinforced Concrete Frame Buildings Based on Non-Destructive Tests

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Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago 7820436, Chile
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I3Pro SpA, Santiago 7591313, Chile
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School of Civil Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso 2362804, Chile
Presented at the 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM18), Brussels, Belgium, 1–5 July 2018.
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Published: 27 June 2018
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Abstract

Assessment of the residual strength of reinforced concrete buildings subjected to fire is a problem that many times requires a very fast resolution that is necessary for the action of firemen and/or for forensic fire investigation and/or structural assessment of post-fire condition of the building: in all cases safety and integrity of firemen and researchers can be at risk, and it is necessary to have quick and sufficiently reliable information in order to choose whether enter freely, enter with caution or simply do not enter the burned structure, so there is no time or background to develop mathematical models of damage propagation and/or of the structure. This work presents an experimental methodology for a fast assessment of post-fire residual strength of reinforced concrete frame buildings based on the high correlation between the loss of strength and non-destructive tests results of frame concrete elements subject to fire action.
Keywords: post-fire residual strength; non-destructive tests; reinforced concrete building post-fire residual strength; non-destructive tests; reinforced concrete building
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Alcaíno, P.; María, H.S.; Cortés, M.; Alfaro, J. Fast Assessment of Post-Fire Residual Strength of Reinforced Concrete Frame Buildings Based on Non-Destructive Tests. Proceedings 2018, 2, 515.

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