MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 6, 2013Concrete Spalling due to Fire Exposure: Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Experimental Investigation of Spalling Mechanisms|
|Published online||17 September 2013|
Effects of polypropylene fibre type on occurrence of heat-induced concrete spalling
1 PhD Candidate: School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, UK
2 Arup Professor of Fire and Structures: School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, UK
3 Head, Mechanical Systems Engineering, EMPA Dübendorf, Zurich, Switzerland
This paper presents the results of an experimental study into the effects of including different types (cross section, diameter, length and supplier) and dosages of polypropylene (PP) fibres on the occurrence of heat-induced concrete spalling. A new fire testing methodology named the Heat-Transfer Rate Inducing System (H-TRIS) was developed and used in an attempt to tackle some of the shortcomings of standard furnace fire testing in the practical study of heat-induced concrete spalling.
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