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Fire resistance of corroded structural concrete

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2014
Summary:
One of the major causes of structural repairs worldwide is the corrosion of reinforced concrete structures, such as residential buildings and piers, which are exposed to harsh marine environments. This investigation aims to provide experimental evidence of the fire resistance of corroded high strength reinforced concrete. For this, 14 reinforced concrete beams of three different concrete mix designs (different strengths) were prepared along with concrete cylinders for compression strength testing (ASTM C39). After proper moist curing, all beams were corroded, in two phases, with impressed current, then “crack scored ”for corrosion evaluation, after which half were exposed to fire, also in two phases, following the ASTM E-119-12 time-temperature curve, using a gas kiln. The fire damage was evaluated and compared between phases by using Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity technology. Finally, all specimens were tested for flexural strength by using the third-point loading method (ASTM C78) and the effects of fire on the corroded beams were analyzed according to the level of corrosion.
Title: Fire resistance of corroded structural concrete.
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Name(s): Martinez, Fernando Jose, author
Reddy, Dronnadula V., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2014
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 95 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: One of the major causes of structural repairs worldwide is the corrosion of reinforced concrete structures, such as residential buildings and piers, which are exposed to harsh marine environments. This investigation aims to provide experimental evidence of the fire resistance of corroded high strength reinforced concrete. For this, 14 reinforced concrete beams of three different concrete mix designs (different strengths) were prepared along with concrete cylinders for compression strength testing (ASTM C39). After proper moist curing, all beams were corroded, in two phases, with impressed current, then “crack scored ”for corrosion evaluation, after which half were exposed to fire, also in two phases, following the ASTM E-119-12 time-temperature curve, using a gas kiln. The fire damage was evaluated and compared between phases by using Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity technology. Finally, all specimens were tested for flexural strength by using the third-point loading method (ASTM C78) and the effects of fire on the corroded beams were analyzed according to the level of corrosion.
Identifier: FA00004304 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2014.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Concrete -- Effect of temperature on
Fire resistant materials
Reinforced concrete -- Corrosion
Thermodynamics
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