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Finite element modelling of compartment masonry walls in fire

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Nadjai, A, O'Garra, M and Ali, F (2003) Finite element modelling of compartment masonry walls in fire. COMPUTERS & STRUCTURES, 81 (18-19). pp. 1923-1930. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/S0045-7949(03)00212-8


A finite element model called MasSET has been developed which is capable of predicting the structural behaviour of single leaf masonry walls subject to elevated temperatures. The analysis models a slice through the wall as a column strip in plane stress, and also includes material with geometric non-linearity. The model has been previously validated by comparison with experimental results [1] and is used in this paper to conduct a parametric study investigating the effects of slenderness ratio, load eccentricity and boundary conditions. The results of the investigation are presented by way of failure temperatures for each condition, and show conclusive findings to the effects of each parameter investigated. (C) 2003 Civil-Comp Ltd. and Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Fire Safety and Engineering Research and Technology Centre (FireSERT)
ID Code:1243
Deposited By:Professor Faris Ali
Deposited On:30 Nov 2009 22:25
Last Modified:26 Aug 2010 12:40

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