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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

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
Technical Note (NIST TN) - 1771
Report Number
1771

Citation

Banerjee, D. and Gross, J. (2012), A Study of Thermal Behavior of a Composite Floor System in Standard Fire Resistance Tests, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.TN.1771 (Accessed February 27, 2024)
Created October 26, 2012, Updated November 10, 2018