Design and performance of a skid-mounted portable compartment fire gas furnace and monitoring system
1 Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame, USA
2 Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Tyler, USA
A custom, portable natural gas fire furnace was designed and constructed for use at the University of Notre Dame to experimentally investigate the out-of-plane behavior of full-scale reinforced concrete (RC) bearing walls under fire. The unique aspects of this furnace allowed the application of large mechanical loads and non-contact optical response monitoring to be done while subjecting the wall to elevated temperatures. The performance of the experimental furnace, mechanical loading, and response monitoring system is reported using the results from the first two RC wall test specimens.
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