Behaviour Of Reinforced Concrete Beams When Partially Exposed To Fire
This paper presents a study that investigates the effect of different face exposures: fully and partially on the
behavior of normal strength reinforced concrete (RC) concrete beams when exposed to fire. Six reinforced concrete beams of
normal strength were tested in flexure after 1 hour standard fire exposure, followed by a standard cooling phase. The results
show that cooling phase is critical in attaining maximum temperature in RC beams. The different face exposures and
concrete strengths significantly affect the load at first cracking, serviceability deflection and failure altered after fire
Keywords- RC beams, cooling phase, different face exposure, exposed to fire, normal strength concrete beams.