Numerical study of the effect of FRP sheets on the cyclic behavior of concrete columns exposed to fire

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Civil Engineering Qaemshahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Qaemshahr, Iran



Despite the widespread and successful use of FRP sheets in improving the seismic behavior of structures, the effect of FRP sheets on the strength of structural members under lateral load (such as concrete columns), especially at high temperatures, has received less attention. Therefore, in this study, while making sure the accuracy of numerical simulations, then, by numerical modeling of three-dimensional finite element columns of reinforced concrete columns in both non-reinforced and reinforced conditions with CFRP sheets and thermal coupling-displacement analysis of this model during cyclic lateral loading at different fire temperatures, the effect of reinforcement of reinforced concrete columns with FRP sheets on the cyclic lateral behavior of these columns at different fire temperatures has been investigated. From the results of these studies, It has been observed that following the increase of fire temperature from 250 to 1000 ° C in both reinforced concrete columns and reinforced with FRP sheets, on the amount of lateral force, anchorage and energy of these columns during lateral loading of the cycle, the amount of lateral force, anchorage and energy of these columns during cyclic lateral bearing has been increased, which this increase (as the result of the increase in fire temperature) of the mentioned responses in the columns is more significant than the temperature of 500 ° C and especially in the reinforced concrete columns reinforced with FRP sheets.


Articles in Press, Corrected Proof
Available Online from 22 February 2023
  • Receive Date: 18 April 2022
  • Revise Date: 11 June 2022
  • Accept Date: 17 June 2022
  • First Publish Date: 22 February 2023