Effect of column base strength on steel portal frames in fire

M. Rahman, James P. Lim, Y. Xu, R. Hamilton, T. Comlekci, D. Pritchard

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    This paper presents the findings of a project part sponsored by an ICE Research and Development grant on portal frames in fire. The research reported here has also lead to a sucessful research grant from the IStructE. The paper describes a non-linear elasto plastic dynamic finite element model that captures the collapse of a portal frame in fire. It demonstrates that current guidance on the column base stiffness and strength, to prevent collapse, may in some cases be unconservative.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)197-216
    Number of pages20
    JournalProceedings of the ICE - Structures and Buildings
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Building and Construction
    • Civil and Structural Engineering


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