Author: I. Rickard (University of Edinburgh), L. Bisby (University of Edinburgh) and S. Deeny (Arup)
2 January 2018
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I. Rickard (University of Edinburgh), L. Bisby (University of Edinburgh) and S. Deeny (Arup)
This paper summarises contemporary research on heat-induced concrete spalling, with particular emphasis on design for fire of concrete-lined tunnels. The topic is also relevant for modern concrete buildings. A novel, repeatable and economical testing method to reduce project risk by quantifying the propensity of concrete mixes for spalling under a range of different thermal and mechanical conditions is described. The intent of this paper is to present the limitations of knowledge to enable design for heat-induced spalling, and to highlight research currently under way to overcome some of the issues faced in practice.
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