Effects of Fire on Concrete


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Title: Effects of Fire on Concrete

Author(s): Narendra Gosain

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 28

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 67-71

Keywords: damage assessment; delamination; fire; repair; spalling; testing

Date: 4/1/2006

Even though a fire generally doesn’t cause significant damage in concrete structures, all structures must be evaluated after a fire. Under most circumstances, even obvious damage caused to concrete by fire is repairable. With proper evaluation and testing techniques, both in the field and laboratory, the actual extent of damage can be determined, and a proper, cost-effective repair technique can be developed. Two brief case studies illustrate how these techniques can be implemented following actual fire events.