Announcing a New Research Grant: Fire Engineering - Concrete-Filled Composite Plate Shear Walls (CF-CPSW)

RGA #03-18; Purdue University

Performance-Based Structural Fire Engineering of Buildings with Concrete-Filled Composite Plate Shear Walls (CF-CPSW)

  • PI - Amit Varma, Professor

  • Research Partners:

  • American Society of Steel Construction (AISC)

  • Steel Institute of New York (SINY)

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The overall goal is to develop research-based code change proposals for AISC Specification 360-XX (Appendix 4-Fire Design) to include structural performance-based design methodology and / or standard fire ratings for CF-CPSW walls and floor-to-wall connections while accounting for the effects of different material, geometric, loading, and fire (heating) scenarios.