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Publication Citation: A Study of Thermal Behavior of a Composite Floor System in Standard Fire Resistance Tests

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Author(s): Dilip K. Banerjee; John L. Gross;
Title: A Study of Thermal Behavior of a Composite Floor System in Standard Fire Resistance Tests
Published: October 26, 2012
Abstract: This report summarizes the characterization of the furnace thermal environment and thermal behavior of members during the fire tests. Additionally, numerical results from a heat transfer finite element model of a representative section of the floor system are compared against data obtained in the full-scale tests to evaluate the finite element heat transfer model. Future work will focus on determining uncertainties in predicting temperatures of structural members using experimental data collected during NIST‰s WTC fire resistance tests.
Citation: NIST TN - 1771
Research Areas: Fire Resistance of Structures
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/NIST.TN.1771