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Study on reinforced concrete slabs design at room temperature: a basis for future analysis on slabs due to fire conditions

Grant number: 07/03974-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2007
Effective date (End): August 31, 2008
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering
Principal researcher:Valdir Pignatta e Silva
Grantee:Benedito Alves dos Santos
Home Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The Brazilian legislation requires the structural fire design. The structural fire engineering demands deep knowledge of structural engineering at room temperature. A slab fire design method, including the membrane effect, has had good repercussion among the international researchers. This research in level of Scientific Initiation aims to supply the theoretical base on the behavior of the slab at ambient temperature, for the next research including the thermal action. It is intended to study all techniques to design a reinforced concrete slab, since the simple model of grating until the membrane effects, regarding the models on based of the theory of the elasticity, plastic hinges and finite elements.

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