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 NISTs WTC fire resistance tests.
Citation: Technical Note (NIST TN) - 1771
NIST Pub Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Pub Type: NIST Pubs