The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 59 (1981) > Issues > Issue 4 > Design and Detailing of Concrete Structures for Fire Resistance - the Way Ahead
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Design and Detailing of Concrete Structures for Fire Resistance - the Way Ahead

Among the most important conclusions of the joint committees which prepared reports on the fire resistance of concrete structures were those stating that: (i) ‘Full appreciation of ultimate limit states of concrete structures at normal temperatures is the essential prerequisite for being able to predict reliably their behaviour in fire.’ (ii) ‘The concept of “nominal shear stress” is not appropriate for a cracked section.’ (iii) Enough information is available to recommend guidelines based on: ‘Analytical procedures, which may be necessary only in some cases, to determine the limit state of collapse when the performance of the structures is largely controlled by the behaviour of the steel reinforcement.’