Materials and Structures

, 51:154 | Cite as

Evaluation of the bearing capacity of fiber reinforced concrete sections under fire exposure

  • Fabio Di CarloEmail author
  • Alberto Meda
  • Zila Rinaldi
Original Article


Aim of the paper is the evaluation of the bearing capacity of fiber reinforced concrete (FRC) sections, without any traditional steel reinforcement, subjected to different values of the fire duration. At this purpose, bending moment (M)–axial force (N) interaction envelopes are defined, through an analytical model based on the direct integration of the hot or residual mechanical properties of the material, throughout the member cross section. Finally, a parametric survey, specifically related to tunnel segments, with different geometries and FRC materials allows highlighting the worst (or better) scenarios.


Fire damage FRC segments Analytical models Tunnel segments 


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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering and Computer Science Engineering (DICII)University of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Engineering (DII)University of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly

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