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Recommendation of RILEM TC 256-SPF on the method of testing concrete spalling due to fire: material screening test

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The recommendation is based on the co-authors’ work organized by the RILEM TC 256-SPF “Spalling of concrete due to fire: testing and modelling”. The Committee has defined two types of screening tests for characterization of concrete propensity to fire spalling: Material screening tests and Product screening tests. Definitions of both types of tests are given in the paper. The following recommendations apply to Material screening tests. The material screening tests described in these recommendations are a set of minimum requirements to test concrete spalling propensity (for example, the minimal specimen size). This document covers the aspects of concrete characterization, specimen geometries, storage conditions, test methods and measured parameters.

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All the authors are extremely grateful to Katarzyna Mróz from Cracow University of Technology and Colin Davie from Newcastle University for their very important and efficient involvement in the formatting and review of the document.

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Note: This recommendation has been prepared by the Work Group WG3 within RILEM SPF-256 to provide the method to evaluate concrete propensity to fire spalling in terms of material behaviour. The recommendation has been reviewed and approved by all members of the TC SPF-256.

TC Chair: Pierre PIMIENTA, CSTB, France.

TC Deputy Chair and Secretary: Robert MC NAMEE, Research Institutes of Sweden and Lund University, Sweden.

TC Task 3.2—Screening Test Chair: Izabela HAGER, Cracow University of Technology, Poland.

TC Members: Lenka BODNAROVA (Czech Republic), Josipa BOSNJAK (Germany), Lars BOSTRÖM (Sweden), Maria CRUZ ALONSO (Spain), Stefano DAL PONT (France), Vinh DAO (Australia), Colin DAVIE (United Kingdom), Frank DEHN (Germany), Roberto FELICETTI (Italy), Izabela HAGER (Poland), Rudolf HELA (Czech Republic), Tomaz HOZJAN (Slovenia), Shan-Shan HUANG (United Kingdom), Michael JUKNAT (Germany), Ulla-Maija JUMPPANEN (Finland), Johannes KIRNBAUER (Austria), Jerneja KOLSEK (Slovenia), Manfred KORZEN (Germany), Hitesh LAKHANI (Germany), Maxime LION (France), Francesco LO MONTE (Italy), Cristian MALUK (Australia), Robert MC NAMEE (Sweden), Fekri MEFTAH (France), Md Jihad MIAH (France), Alain MILLARD (France), Jean-Christophe MINDEGUIA (France), Siyimane MOHAINE (France), Bérénice MOREAU (France), Katarzyna MRÓZ (Poland), Mitsuo OZAWA (Japan), Francesco PESAVENTO (Italy), Duc Toan PHAM (France), Pierre PIMIENTA (France), Klaus PISTOL (Germany), Ieuan RICKARD (United Kingdom), Fabienne ROBERT (France), Joao Paulo Correia RODRIGUES (Portugal), Mohsen ROOSEFID (France), Martin SCHNEIDER (Austria), Umesh Kumar SHARMA (India), Kosmas K. SIDERIS (Greece), Ludwig STELZNER (Germany), Benedikt WEBER (Switzerland) and Frank WEISE (Germany).

Contributors: Steffen Anders (Germany), Harris Angelakopoulos (United Kingdom), Luke Bisby (United Kingdom), Hélène Carré (France), Ulrich Diederichs (Germany), Andre Klimek (Germany), Sergei Leonovich (Republic of Belarus), Asif Hussain Shah (India), Fariza Sultangaliyeva (France), Jiayi Wang (United Kingdom), Matthias Zeiml (Austria), Yiming Zhang (Austria).

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Pimienta, P., McNamee, R., Hager, I. et al. Recommendation of RILEM TC 256-SPF on the method of testing concrete spalling due to fire: material screening test. Mater Struct 56, 164 (2023).

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