The present article investigates experimental testing of fire resistance of concrete slabs reinforced by GFRP rebars. Three slab specimens were used in the fire exposure testing with emphasis on their ability to sustain loads under fire exposure. One specimen was reinforced with ordinary steel rebars and the other two specimens were reinforced with GFRP rebars. The effect of splicing of reinforcement on fire resistance was examined. Sustained loads on slab specimens under fire exposure testing were 60% of the ultimate loads. Behavior of the slabs up to failure was observed. Large reduction in fire resistance due to the use of GFRP rebars was observed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Condensed Matter Physics