Cross-sectional classification of aluminium beams subjected to fire

O.R. Meulen, van der, J. Maljaars, F. Soetens

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Fire design for aluminium alloy beams is performed using the same system of cross-sectional slenderness classes as is employed at room temperature. Identical width-over-thickness ratio limits are used to define the boundaries between the classes. These limits are known (and demonstrated) to be conservative, but may in fact be over-conservative. Especially for tempered alloys, the geometric limits may be relaxed considerably, allowing cross-sections to be upgraded in class for fire design calculations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew frontiers in light metals : 11th international aluminium conference, INALCO'2010, June 23-25, 2010, Eindhoven, Netherlands
EditorsLaurens Katgerman, Frans Soetens
PublisherIOS Press
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event11th International Aluminium Conference (INALCO 2010) - Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 23 Jun 201025 Jun 2010


Conference11th International Aluminium Conference (INALCO 2010)
Abbreviated titleINALCO 2010
Other"New Frontiers in Light Metals"


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