publication . Article . 2012

Assessment of the material properties of a fire damaged building

Oladipupo OLOMO; Olufikayo ADERINLEWO; Moses TANIMOLA; Silvana CROOPE;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2012 Journal: Constructii: Journal of Civil Engineering Research (issn: 1221-2709, eissn: 2247-0328, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: National R&D Institute URBAN-INCERC, INCERC Bucharest Branch
Abstract
This study identifies a process for assessing the material properties of a fire damaged building so as to determine whether the remains can be utilized in construction or be demolished. Physical and chemical analysis were carried out on concrete and steel samples taken from various elements of the building after thorough visual inspection of the entire building had been conducted. The physical (non-destructive) tests included the Schmidt hammer and ultrasonic pulse velocity tests on the concrete samples, tensile strength test on the steel samples and chemical tests involving the assessment of the quantities of cement, sulphates and chloride concentrations in the...
Subjects
free text keywords: ultrasonic pulse velocity, tensile strength, compressive strength, non-destructive tests, Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), TA1-2040, Building construction, TH1-9745
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