An Underground Shopping Center Fire and After-Fire Repair-Project


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Title: An Underground Shopping Center Fire and After-Fire Repair-Project

Author(s): E. Arioglu, K. Anadol, and A. Candogan

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 80


Appears on pages(s): 279-292

Keywords: columns (supports); damage; fires; reinforced concrete; repairs; strength; subsurface structures.

Date: 7/1/1983

In this article, a fire which took place in the largest underground shopping center of Istanbul, Turkey and its after-fire repair and strengthening project prepared by the authors are reported. First the structural system of the shopping center is de-scribed and information is given on the fire. After-fire surveys and main features of the repair and strengthening project are then summarized. In the conclusions, general concepts related to fire effects on reinforced concrete structures and observations made during the study are discussed.