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Experimental Plan for Testing the Mechanical Properties of High-Strength Concrete at Elevated Temperatures (NISTIR 6210)

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Author(s)

Long T. Phan, Richard D. Peacock

Abstract

This report outlines an experimental plan designed to quantify the effect of elevated temperature on the mechanical properties of high-strength concrete. The experimental program will examine the influences of the following factors: (1) different steady-state test methods, (2) rates of heating, (3) water-to-cementitiou materials (w/c) ratios (and implicitly compressive strengths), (4) inclusion or absence of silica fume (and implicitly paste density). These effects will be studied through 148 test combinations developed using a full factorial experimental design. The highest strength concrete to be tested is 95 MPa, and the lowest strength is 28 MPa.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6210
Report Number
6210

Keywords

concretes, mechanical properties, temperature, compressive strength, experiments, spalling, test methods

Citation

Phan, L. and Peacock, R. (1999), Experimental Plan for Testing the Mechanical Properties of High-Strength Concrete at Elevated Temperatures (NISTIR 6210), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.6210 (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created May 1, 1999, Updated November 10, 2018