An Experimental and Analytical Study of the Distribution of Heat in Concrete Columns
Civil and Environmental Research
ISSN 2224-5790 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0514 (Online)
Vol.13, No.1, 202
Fires are considered one of the most devastating disasters that cause damage to humanity,
which prompted researchers to conduct many studies on the behavior of elements exposed to fire and take the necessary measures to reduce the damage.
By knowing the heat distribution, it is possible to calculate the design load and the expected breakdown load for the structural element
and thus take the necessary measures to reduce the fire risk as much as possible.
In this research, an experimental and analytical study was conducted on models of reinforced concrete columns, where thermal sensors were
used in different places to monitor the temperature at specific points of the sample
(transverse reinforcement, longitudinal reinforcement, concrete), and the experimental heat distribution was compared
with the analytical results of ANSYS Workbench.