Rate and temperature dependent relations for CFSTs and CFFTs subject to post-impact fire conditions

Mahsa Mirmomeni, Amin Heidarpour, Xiao Ling Zhao, Jeffrey A. Packer

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Experimental research on the behaviour of conventional construction materials subject to extreme loading condition of post-impact-fire has indicated the effect of rate dependent loading history on the temperature performance of these materials. In order to analyse and design structures to withstand such combined loading, it is desirable to develop models that can reflect the mechanical properties of materials under initial impulsive loading and subsequent elevated temperature. In this study, a rate-pre-damage-temperature dependent empirical expression is proposed to predict the residual strength of partially damaged steel-concrete and fibre rein-forced polymer-concrete composite materials, in the form of concrete-filled steel tubes (CFST) and Concrete filled carbon-fibre reinforced polymer tubes (CFFT), at high temperatures up to 600 °C. The developed model is calibrated and validated on the basis of actual experimental data published by the authors. The proposed expression proves to be capable of successfully reproducing material strengths by considering the extent of high strain rate induced pre-damage together with temperature exposure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-334
Number of pages9
JournalThin-Walled Structures
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Construction materials
  • Empirical relationship
  • Extreme combined effect
  • Loading history
  • Partial damage
  • Post-impact fire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering


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