مدل سازی واقع بینانه از رفتار حرارتی و ساختاری از بتن پر شده محافظت نشده ستون لوله ای در آتش
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|28694||2008||17 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Volume 64, Issue 10, October 2008, Pages 1086–1102
This paper employs the commercial finite element analysis package ANSYS to model the thermal and structural behaviour of isolated CFT columns in fire. Although CFT columns have been numerically analysed by many researchers, this paper presents details of a number of features which have often been neglected by many researchers, including the influence of an air gap and slip at the steel/concrete interface on CFT column temperatures and structural behaviour, the sensitivity of CFT fire resistance to concrete tensile behaviour and CFT column initial imperfections. The finite element model is validated by comparing the simulation results against experimental results of standard fire resistance tests on 34 CFT columns with different structural boundary and loading conditions. A numerical parametric study is then performed to investigate the sensitivity of simulation results to different assumptions introduced in the finite element model. The results of these numerical studies show that whether or not including slip between the steel tube and concrete core in the numerical model has minor influence on the calculated column fire resistance time. The fire resistance of CFT columns with an air gap is generally slightly higher than that without an air gap. However, including slip gives a better prediction of column deflection behaviour. Using different tensile strength or tangent stiffness of concrete has a minor effect on the calculated column fire resistance. Different amounts of column initial deflection have some influence on column fire resistance times. Nevertheless, the influence is relatively small so that it is acceptable to use a maximum initial deflection of L/1000L/1000 as commonly assumed by other researchers.
The advantages of concrete filled tubular (CFT) columns are numerous, including attractive appearance, structural efficiency, reduced column footing, fast construction and high fire resistance without external fire protection. These attractions have enabled CFT columns to be used in all types of construction. CFT column applications are particularly widespread in countries such as China, Japan and Australia. For example, a number of Chinese textbooks 6., 18. and 23. have been entirely devoted to CFT columns. In fire, the behaviour of a structure is much more complex than at ambient temperature. Changes in the material properties and thermal movements will cause the structural behaviour to become highly nonlinear and inelastic. It has not been possible for approximate analytical methods of sufficient accuracy to be developed to fully track CFT column behaviour in fire and numerical simulations are necessary. In general, the calculation of the fire resistance of a column involves calculation of the temperatures of the fire to which the column is exposed, the temperature in the column and its deformations and strength during exposure to the fire. A considerable amount of research has been carried out by numerous researchers to investigate fire behaviour of CFT columns (e.g. 5., 9., 13. and 20.). However, despite extensive numerical simulations of CFT columns in fire, most of the existing simulations adopt similar assumptions, some of which may not be realistic representations of actual CFT column behaviour. One aspect concerns the steel/concrete interface. Although under fire exposure it is possible for the bond between the steel tube and the concrete core to be broken, the majority of researchers have assumed perfect contact between the steel tube and concrete core. 14., 15. and 16. appear to be the only researchers to have considered including an air gap. They developed a specialist finite element analysis package SISMEF and in their simulations, an average thermal resistance equal to 0.01 [m2 K/W] for the air gap between the steel tube and the concrete core was taken into account in the thermal model and was found to produce accurate temperature distributions in CFT columns. However, they have not extended their investigation to assess the influence of such an air gap on CFT column structural behaviour and fire resistance. This paper employs the commercial finite element analysis package ANSYS to model the behaviour of isolated CFT columns in fire. Since the fire field along the length of a column is assumed to be uniform, the temperature distribution within the column is simulated by using a 2-D model for the cross-section, as commonly adopted by other researchers. However, the fire resistance of the CFT column is calculated by using a 3-D finite element model. The finite element analyses are checked against a large body of experimental results for validation. A series of numerical parametric studies is then performed using the validated model. The objectives of the numerical studies are: (1) to verify applications of the ANSYS software to CFT columns in fire; (2) to examine the effects of a number of factors that have, in general, not been considered in other numerical simulations. These factors include: (i) the aforementioned thermal resistance of a possible air gap between the steel tube and the concrete core, which can affect both the temperature results and structural behaviour; (ii) slip between the steel tube and the concrete core, which affects the structural behaviour of CFT columns; (iii) stress–strain model of concrete in tension at high temperatures.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
This paper has presented a finite element analysis of the behaviour of concrete filled steel columns in fire. The ability of the model is verified by comparing the simulation results with a number of fire test results for temperatures in the CFT columns, column deflections and column fire resistance times. In particular, this study has incorporated a few assumptions that have rarely been considered by other researchers, these being an air gap between the steel tube and the concrete core and allowing for slip between the steel tube and concrete core. Incorporating these assumptions has been shown to improve the correlation between the calculated results and measured results for a large number of CFT columns previously tested by others. In addition, this paper has presented a limited number of sensitivity studies to investigate the sensitivity of CFT column behaviour and fire resistance times to concrete tensile properties and initial column deflections. From the results of the various numerical parametric studies, the following conclusions may be drawn: (1) Whether or not including slip between the steel tube and concrete core in the numerical model has little influence on the calculated column fire resistance time. However, including slip gives better prediction of column deflection behaviour. As long as slip is allowed, the predicted CFT column behaviour is practically identical regardless of the properties of the slip interface. (2) Introducing an air gap between the steel tube and the concrete core can improve the accuracy of predictions for both structural temperatures and structural performance. Compared to the model without an air gap, introducing an air gap gives a slightly higher steel tube temperature, but noticeably lower concrete core temperatures. Therefore, in general, for CFT columns without external fire protection, including an air gap will give higher column fire resistance times than without an air gap. For columns with very thick steel tubes or for columns with external fire protection wherein the contribution of the steel tubes to column fire resistance is high, introducing an air gap may lead to predictions of lower column fire resistance times, suggesting that the predicted column fire resistance times without an air gap may not be safe. Fortunately under this circumstance, the differences in predicted CFT column fire resistance times are very small. (3) Using different tension strength View the MathML sourcefc,θt or tangent stiffness View the MathML sourceEθ− of concrete has a minor effect on the calculated column fire resistance, unless the value of View the MathML sourceEθ− is negative. The predicted column fire resistance with a negative value of View the MathML sourceEθ− is a consequence of the lack of numerical convergence and should be discarded. (4) Using different amounts of column initial deflection has some influence on column fire resistance times. Nevertheless, the influence is relatively small so that it is acceptable to use a maximum initial deflection of L/1000L/1000 as commonly assumed by other researchers.