The Strength Of Concrete Masonary Walls After Standard Fire Exposure

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Title: The Strength Of Concrete Masonary Walls After Standard Fire Exposure

Author(s): C. A. Menzel

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 29

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 113-142

Keywords: none

Date: 11/1/1932

Abstract:
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.