The Strength Of Concrete Masonary Walls After Standard Fire Exposure
C. A. Menzel
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Presents data on the load carrying abiiit of concrete masonry walls made with units of wide varying l characteristics, both during and after exposure to standard fire test conditions. Comparative data on similar walls not exposed to fire are included. The in- vestigation comprised tests on more than 200 walls 5 1/2 ft wide, 6 ft hi h, and 4, 8, and 12 in. thick. An outstanding eature of the investigation was the f substantial toad-carrying ability and safety exhibited by the walls before, during and after severe fire ex-posu re.