Advanced Steel Construction

Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 273-288 (2009)




C. Renaud 1 and B. Zhao 2, *

1 Dr,Fire Research and Engineering Section, CTICM, Espace technologique l’Orme des Merisiers F-91193 Saint Aubin - France

2 Head of the Fire Research section, Research and Engineering Section, CTICM, Espace technologique l’Orme des Merisiers F-91193 Saint Aubin - France

*(Corresponding author: E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Received: 13 November 2007; Revised: 7 March 2008; Accepted: 26 March 2008




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Within the scope of a European research project, a part of the work was focused on both experimental and numerical investigation of the fire performance of steel-concrete composite members with austenetic stainless steel. For the experimental investigation, an important number of fire tests have been carried out with different composite members. Based on these fire tests, corresponding numerical analysis has been made using advanced calculation models to check, on the one hand, the validity of these models, and on the other hand, to perform parametric studies with the purpose of developing simple calculation methods in order to provide a practical rule for daily design of composite members with austenitic stainless steel. It has been shown through the comparison with both numerical results and fire tests that the proposed calculation methods are suitable to predict with a good accuracy the fire resistance of composite columns with hollow stainless steel section and partially protected floor beams with stainless steel part exposed to fire.



Fire resistance, stainless steel, composite column with hollow steel section, floor-beams


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