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11.2. Steel Exposed To Fire
11.2.1. What procedures should be followed when assessing steel that has been exposed to a fire?
11.2.2. Does the grade of steel used affect its response to a fire?
11.2.3. How does a fire impact steel connections? Does it affect connections differently than the members themselves?
11.2.4. Can steel continue to be used in a building after it has been in a fire? How can you assess the capacity of steel that has been exposed to fire? Are there concerns about internal or residual stress effects that have to be considered?
11.2.5. What percentage of its total capacity does a steel beam retain when subjected to the heat of a normal fire? At what temperature does steel lose all of its capacity?
11.2.6. How do concrete- or water-filled tubular steel columns perform in a fire?
11.2.7. Compared to regular steel framing, how do steel joists, channels, tees or castellated beams perform in a fire? Are there any special procedures required to fire-protect them effectively?