Determining the moment-curvature diagram of aluminium cross-sections in fire; a numerical code and practical examples

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

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Abstract

The use of aluminium as a construction material has been increasing since its first invention. At present, limited knowledge of the behaviour of aluminium beams in fire gives rise to excessively high insulation demands, decreasing its competitiveness. To study the behaviour of (statically undetermined) bending members in fire, it is required to know the moment-curvature diagram. For aluminium and stainless steel at both room and elevated temperatures, and for steel at elevated temperatures, this curve cannot be calculated analytically, but needs to be obtained numerically. A versatile numerical code is presented, capable of calculating the moment-curvature diagram for arbitrary geometries along any axis with arbitrary temperature and initial strain distributions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Structures in Fire (SIF'10)
Editorsxx Kodur, xx Franssen
Pages1015-1022
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Eventconference; Sixth International Conference on Structures in Fire (SIF'10); 2010-06-02; 2010-06-04 -
Duration: 2 Jun 20104 Jun 2010

Conference

Conferenceconference; Sixth International Conference on Structures in Fire (SIF'10); 2010-06-02; 2010-06-04
Period2/06/104/06/10
OtherSixth International Conference on Structures in Fire (SIF'10)

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