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ISRN Civil Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 468510, 15 pages
Review Article

Properties of Concrete at Elevated Temperatures

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA

Received 18 September 2013; Accepted 16 January 2014; Published 13 March 2014

Academic Editors: R. Kacianauskas, I. G. Raftoyiannis, and J. Wang

Copyright © 2014 Venkatesh Kodur. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Fire response of concrete structural members is dependent on the thermal, mechanical, and deformation properties of concrete. These properties vary significantly with temperature and also depend on the composition and characteristics of concrete batch mix as well as heating rate and other environmental conditions. In this chapter, the key characteristics of concrete are outlined. The various properties that influence fire resistance performance, together with the role of these properties on fire resistance, are discussed. The variation of thermal, mechanical, deformation, and spalling properties with temperature for different types of concrete are presented.