EFFECT OF FIRE FLAME ON GLASS FIBER REINFORCED MORTAR SLAB SPECIMENS

Abstract

This study aims to reveal the effect of fire flame on the behavior of glass fiber reinforced mortar slab specimens. The experimental work included casting and testing six of glass fiber reinforced fiber mortar slab specimens with dimensions of (600×600×40)mm. In addition to nine cubes with dimensions of (70×70×70)mm for compressive strength test, and six prisms of (25×25×250)mm dimensions for flexural strength test. The specimens were divided to three series; A1 tested at 25˚C, A2 and A3 subjected to direct fire flame at the lower surface and heated to 500˚C. The burning periods were 30 min and 60 min for A2 and A3 respectively. Based on the results of this work, it was found that the most reduction in compressive and flexural strengths occurs at the first 30 min of burning. The reduction in flexural strength is more pronounced than that in compressive strength. The percentage of residual compressive strength was 76% and 69% and the percentage of residual flexural strength was 60% and 57% for A2 and A3 respectively. In addition, it was found that the deflection increases with the increasing burning time under a certain load. The ultimate load capacity of the reinforced slab specimens decreased with the increase in burning time. The percentage of residual ultimate load was 96% and 94% for A2 and A3 respectively.