Fire resistance testing of concrete slabs reinforced by GFRP rebars

Amr W. Sadek, M. El-Hawary, Amr S. El-Deeb

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The present paper 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 slabs specimens under fire exposure testing were 60% of the ultimate loads. Behaviour of the slabs up to failure was observed. Large reduction in fire resistance due to the use of GFRP rebars was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-607
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics
  • General Materials Science
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Engineering
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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