A Contemporary Review of Large-Scale Non-Standard Structural Fire Testing

Report Date: January 2013

For about a century, the predominant means to characterize the response of structural elements in fires was through standard fire resistance testing; simplified tests using isolated structural members and standard, rather than real, fires. Due to the many shortcomings of standard fire resistance testing, there is a shift towards large-scale non-standard fire testing using real fires. This paper presents a review of large-scale non-standard fire engineering research performed around the world in the past few decades. The objective is to help steer future research in structural fire engineering.


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Bisby, Luke, John Gales, and Critian Maluk. A Contemporary Review of Large-Scale Non-Standard Structural Fire Testing.  Fire Science Reviews, a SpringerOpen Journal, 2013 2:1.

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