Influence of Brick Walls on the Temperature Distribution in Steel Columns in Fire

António J. P. Moura Correia, Joao Paulo C. Rodrigues, Valdir Pignatta e Silvac


This paper reports on a study of steel columns embedded in walls in fire. Several fire resistance tests were carried out at the Laboratory of Testing Materials and Structures of the University of Coimbra, in Portugal. The temperatures registered in several points of the experimental models are compared with those obtained in numerical simulations carried out with the SUPERTEMPCALC finite element program. 


Fire; walls; steel; columns; resistance; numerical simulation; Eurocodes.

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