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Structural behaviour of concrete filled hollow steel sections exposed to parametric fire

Mohammed Salah Dimia, Soumia Sekkiou, Mohamed Baghdadi, Mohamed Guenfoud



This article analyzes steel-concrete composite columns subjected to natural fire scenarios in order to verify that the possibility of structural collapse during or after the cooling phase is real. The main objectives of this study are: first, to highlight the phenomenon of delayed collapse of this type of columns during or after the cooling phase of a fire, and then analyze the influence of some determinant parameters, such as section size, tube thickness, reinforcement (ratio), concrete cover and column length. The results show that critical conditions with respect to delayed failure arise for massive sections, small values of the steel tube thickness and for columns with massive section.


natural fire; fire resistance; composite column; cooling phase; residual strength

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