Numerical Study on Flexural Strength of Reinforced Concrete members Exposed to Fire ;;;
This Paper describes a numerical method to evaluate the flexural strength of reinforced concrete members exposed to fire. An analytical method is developed for the moment-curvature relationship for the cross section which is subjected to high temperature. The method performs heat-transfer analysis for the cross sections and subsequently performs numerical analysis using the stress-strain relationships of concrete and reinforcing steel in various heat conditions. The results of the numerical studies are ; 1) the residual flexural strength exposing at high temperature is affected by the heating time, the depth of concrete cover and reinforcement ratio, 2) the residual flexural strength after exposed at high temperature is recovered of its original strength at minimum ratio of reinforcement, while members having half of maximum ratio and maximum ratio of reinforcement do not recover its original strength, 3) furthermore, the concrete may reach its maximum capacity before reinforcement yields in reinforced concrete members having maximum ratio of reinforcement.