Accession Number : ADA267541


Title :   The Effects of High Temperature on Structural Concrete in Navy Firefighting Training Facilities


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 1990 - Apr 1992


Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA


Personal Author(s) : Davis, D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267541.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 99


Abstract : An investigation was completed on the effects of high operational temperatures on a Navy firefighting training facility at the Naval Training Center, Mayport, Florida. Concrete temperature measurements were made during a simulated maximum use training cycle, core samples were retrieved and examined, and predictions of concrete thermal performance were made with a finite element model. It was concluded that the concrete had not deteriorated and should perform well for years of additional service. Refractory linings are not required for new facilities if these facilities are constructed of heat resistant, high strength lightweight concrete and the walls and ceiling near the fire source are protected by a continuous steel plate barrier.


Descriptors :   *CONCRETE , *FIRE FIGHTING , *THERMAL STRESSES , MEASUREMENT , TEMPERATURE , MILITARY FACILITIES , CORES , PREDICTIONS , STEEL , HIGH STRENGTH , BARRIERS , CEILING , NAVAL TRAINING , CIVIL ENGINEERING , HEAT , LIFE CYCLES , WALLS , LIGHTWEIGHT , PLATES , LININGS , MODELS , TRAINING , STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES , HIGH TEMPERATURE , FACILITIES


Subject Categories : Civil Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE