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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Experiences From Evaluating Fire-Damaged Concrete Structures
Author(s): Armand Gustaferro
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 269-278
Keywords: beams (supports); cracking (fracturing); damage;
evaluation; fires; loads (forces); nondestructive tests; precast
concrete; prestressed concrete; reinforced concrete; repairs;
Abstract:The author describes evaluations of structural damage caused accidental fires to buildings, bridges and outdoor industrial structure constructed of reinforced concrete, cast-in-place post-tensioned concrete or precast prestressed concrete. Techniques for evaluating structural damage include visual inspections, non-destructive testing, laboratory test of samples of steel and concrete, and load tests. Most damaged structure can be repaired by concrete restoration procedures, but it is sometime more economical to replace damaged portions of structures.
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