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New Content Item The affordable home smoke alarm, Lyman Blackwell- 2015 DiNenno Prize winner


The 2015 Philip J. DiNenno Prize was awarded for the affordable home smoke alarm. This technology developed and implemented by Lyman L. Blackwell and Duane D. Pearsall paved the way for installation of smoke a...


Craig Beyler, David Lucht, Margaret McNamee, Peter Johnson and Chris Dubay

Fire Science Reviews


New Content ItemEffect of Wall Thickness on Thermal Behaviors of RC Walls Under Fire Conditions


The objective of this paper is to investigate the effect of thickness and moisture on temperature distributions of reinforced concrete walls under fire conditions. Toward this goal, the first three wall specimens...


Jiyeon Kang, Hyunah Yoon, Woosuk Kim, Venkatesh Kodur,  Yeongsoo Shin, Heesun Kim

International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials

New Content Item Behavior of reinforcement SCC beams under elevated temperatures


This experimental study focuses on the behavior of heated reinforced concrete beams. Four types of concrete mixtures were used for the tested self-compacting concrete beams. A total of 72 reinforced concrete...


Hamoon Fathi, Kianoosh Farhang

International Journal of Advanced Structural Engineering

New Content Item Effect of Elevated Temperature on Mechanical Properties of Limestone, Quartzite and Granite Concrete


Although concrete is a noncombustible material, high temperatures such as those experienced during a fire have a negative effect on the mechanical properties. This paper studies the effect of elevated temperatures...


Muhammad Tufail, Khan Shahzada, Bora Gencturk, Jianqiang Wei

International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials

New Content ItemSummary of the fire protection foundation report - fire safety challenges of tall wood buildings


Buildings constructed from engineered timber are becoming more prevalent globally as building designers, owners and architects realize the sustainability opportunities with timber construction and the overall ...


David Barber and Robert Gerard

Fire Science Reviews  

New Content ItemFRP Confinement of Heat-Damaged Circular RC Columns

To investigate the effectiveness of using fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) sheets in confining heat-damaged columns, 15 circular RC column specimens were tested under axial compression. The effects of heating duration...


Hanan Suliman Al-Nimry, Aseel Mohammad Ghanem

International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials

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Shear Strength of Prestressed Steel Fiber Concrete I-Beams


Six full-scale prestressed concrete (PC) I-beams with steel fibers were tested to failure in this work. Beams were cast without any traditional transverse steel reinforcement. The main objective of the study was to determine the effects of two variables —the shear-span-to-depth ratio and steel fiber dosage, ...


by Padmanabha Rao Tadepalli, Hemant B. Dhonde, Y. L. Mo,Thomas T. C. Hsu

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Numerical Simulation of Prestressed Precast Concrete Bridge Deck Panels Using Damage Plasticity Model


This paper describes a three-dimensional approach to modeling the nonlinear behavior of partial-depth precast prestressed concrete bridge decks under increasing static loading. Six full-size panels were analyzed with this approach where the damage ...


by Wei Ren, Lesley H. Sneed, Yang Yang, Ruili He

New Content ItemEstimation of Friction Coefficient Using Smart Strand


Friction in a post-tensioning system has a significant effect on the distribution of the prestressing force of tendons in prestressed concrete structures. However, attempts to derive friction coefficients using conventional electrical resistance strain gauges do not...


by Se-Jin Jeon, Sung Yong Park, Sang-Hyun Kim, Sung Tae Kim, YoungHwan Park



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