Study of behavior of concrete and cement based composite materials exposed to high temperatures
Sitek, L. (Libor)
concrete | high temperature | water jet
The paper describes possibilities of observation of behaviour of concrete and cement based composite material exposed to high temperatures. Nowadays, for large-scale tests of behaviour of concrete exposed to high temperatures, testing devices of certified fire testing stations in the Czech Republic and surrounding states are used. These tests are quite expensive. For experimental verification of smaller test specimens, a testing device was built at the Technical University in Brno, where tests of thermal loading of concrete tests specimens of various sizes can be carried out (dimensions up to 800 x 800 x 800 mm or slabs up to 1100 mm of length). The testing device opens new ways of observation of behaviour of concrete and cement based composite materials exposed to high temperatures as well as preparation of specimens for observation of interaction of water jet and concrete degraded by action of high temperatures.