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Critical analysis of the use of international codes and standards to design Brazilian structural masonry in fire situation

Author(s):
Medeiros, Wallison Angelim [1] ; Parsekian, Guilherme A. [1] ; Moreno Jr, Armando Lopes
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Dept Civil Engn, KM 235 Washington Luis Rd, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MASONRY RESEARCH AND INNOVATION; v. 6, n. 3, p. 285-304, 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

In Brazil, structural masonry is widely used in the construction of tall buildings. As the country does not have its own standard for masonry in a fire situation, the Fire Department recommends that the design of masonry structures in a fire situation be carried out in accordance with the instructions of Eurocode or similar international standard. This article critically analyses the adoption of design procedures in use in the USA, Australia and Europe for a typical Brazilian masonry structure, verifying the applicability of these codes and taking into account the differences in aggregates used in blocks and finishes, aiming to support discussions on Brazilian standardisation, in addition to comparing the different ways of approaching each standard. The results showed that it is possible to use international codes, but their use will not always portray the real situation, requiring the sector and the technical-scientific community urgently unite to address this issue. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/19748-9 - Numerical and experimental analysis of concrete block masonry for structural fire design
Grantee:Wallison Angelim Medeiros
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate