Material Properties of Steel in Fire Conditions

Material Properties of Steel in Fire Conditions

1st Edition - November 10, 2019

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  • Authors: Weiyong Wang, Venkatesh Kodur
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128133033
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128133026

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Material Properties of Steel Fire Conditions is a major new contribution on how to understand the material properties of steel in fires. The application of new types of steel and development of sophisticated codes of practice has grown dramatically in recent years, making this a timely resource on the topic. Under fire conditions, knowing the material properties of steel is essential in the fire resistance design of steel structures, such as in Eurocode3. This book shows that the reduction factors of mechanical properties of different steels are quite different. In recent years, the authors of this book have carried out significant testing on the material properties of several types of steels, such as Q460 steel, Q690 steel and A992 steel, etc. Users will find this new test data on the material properties of steel with temperature useful in evaluating the fire resistance of steel structures in their own projects.

Key Features

  • Deals with the material properties of steels in fire conditions, including thermal properties and mechanical properties, such as thermal conductivity, strength, elastic modulus and creep behavior
  • Provides basic knowledge to perform fire resistance design of steel structures
  • Presents information useful to designers, researches and students who must conduct fire resistance design or perform structural analyses on high strength steel structures


Engineers, structural engineers, civil engineers, and researchers interested in the material properties of steel

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Thermal properties of steel at elevated temperature
    3. Tensile test on steels at elevated temperatures
    4. Residual mechanical properties of steels after fire exposure
    5. Creep behavior of steels at elevated temperatures
    6. Application of materials properties in structural fire engineering

Product details

  • No. of pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: November 10, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128133033
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128133026

About the Authors

Weiyong Wang

Weiyong Wang is a professor and director in the Institute of Safety & Disaster Prevention Engineering of College of Civil Engineering at the Chongqing University (CQU). He received his Ph.D. from Tongji University, China in June 2008. From March to July in 2010, he worked as a visiting professor sponsored by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan. From January to November in 2011, He worked for Professor Kodur Venkatesh as a research associate in Michigan State University (MSU), USA. From May 2014 to September in 2015, he worked as a visiting scholar sponsored by China Scholarship Council (CSC) in University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Associate Director, Institute of Safety and Disaster Prevention Engineering, College of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University

Venkatesh Kodur

Venkatesh Kodur is Professor and Chair person in the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and also serves as Director of the Center on Structural Fire Safety and Diagnostics at the Michigan State University (MSU). He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Queen’s University, Canada in 1988 and 1992, respectively. Dr. Kodur's research has focused on the experimental behaviour and analytical modelling of structural systems under extreme fire conditions; Constitutive modelling of material properties at elevated temperatures, developing guidelines for fire resistance design of structural systems, Evaluating fire performance of high performing materials; Performance based fire safety design, Non-linear design and analysis of structures, Failure investigations. He has collaborated closely with various industries, funding agencies and international organizations and developed simplified design approaches for evaluating fire resistance, and innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing fire-resistance of structural systems. Many of these design approaches and fire resistance solutions have been incorporated in to various codes and standards (NBC, ACI, ASCE, SFPE). He has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and conferences in structural, material and fire resistance areas and has given numerous invited key-note presentations. He is a professional engineer, Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, Foreign Fellow on Indian National Academy of engineers, Fellow of ASCE and Fellow of ACI and member of SFPE. He serves as Associate Editor of Journal of Structural Engineering and Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, Chairman of ASCE Standards Committee on Fire Resistance, Chairman of ACI-TMS Committee 216 on Fire Protection and a member of EPSRC (UK) College of Reviewers. He has won many awards including AISC Faculty Fellowship Award for innovation in structural steel design and construction (2007), NRCC outstanding achievement award (2003) and NATO award for collaborative research. Dr. Kodur was part of the FEMA/ASCE Building Performance Assessment Team that studied the collapse of WTC buildings as a result of September 11 incidents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director of the Center on Structural Fire Safety and Diagnostics, Michigan State University

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