Structural Fire Performance of Contemporary Post-tensioned Concrete Construction

  • John Gales
  • Kathleen Hartin
  • Luke Bisby

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Fire book series (BRIEFSFIRE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. John Gales, Kathleen Hartin, Luke Bisby
    Pages 1-5
  3. John Gales, Kathleen Hartin, Luke Bisby
    Pages 7-15
  4. John Gales, Kathleen Hartin, Luke Bisby
    Pages 17-37
  5. John Gales, Kathleen Hartin, Luke Bisby
    Pages 39-78
  6. John Gales, Kathleen Hartin, Luke Bisby
    Pages 79-83
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 85-91

About this book


This SpringerBrief equips readers to develop defensible fire safety designs for a range of concrete structures. It identifies current gaps in the research and provides a more complete understanding of the structural and thermal response of contemporary Post-tensioned (PT) concrete structures to fire. The brief includes chapters on contemporary construction using PT concrete, previous structural fire test research programs, recent research programs, real fire case studies, and current research needs. It explores the progression of PT concrete structures, looking at the sustainability and aesthetic benefits, the ongoing development of stronger concretes, and best practice guidance for improving safety in the event of fire. Designed for practitioners and researchers in fire engineering, this brief is a valuable tool for those studying the impact of fire on concrete, fire safety designs, and building safety optimization. Advanced-level students in civil engineering will also find the content useful.


Concrete spalling in fire Post-tensioned concrete structures Real fire case studies Restraint in fire tests Standard fire test

Authors and affiliations

  • John Gales
    • 1
  • Kathleen Hartin
    • 2
  • Luke Bisby
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Carleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  3. 3.University of EdinburghEdinburghUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-3279-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-3280-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2193-6595
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-6609
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