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Finite Element Modelling of Structural Steel Frame in Fires

Nadjai, Ali (2008) Finite Element Modelling of Structural Steel Frame in Fires. In: CTBUH 8th World Congress-Tall & Green: Typology for a Urban Future, 8th World Congress Dubai. UNSPECIFIED. 2193 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Numerical modelling using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has been utilised in the fire safety engineering design. The purpose of a study based on this method is to assess the effectiveness and the structural safety in fire condition. The paper demonstrates the capability of computer modelling in the structural fire engineering field. A new FEA-based technique to investigate the inherent fire resistance of composite cellular steel beams supporting concrete slabs in fire is introduced. The paper also discusses the possibility of using FEA to investigate the interaction between a fire compartment wall and a deflected heated steel beam. The benefits of using the computer modelling in identifying the optimum passive fire protection are highlighted. This type of modelling allows a fairly realistic representation of the behaviour of structures in fire conditions. It is intended that designs carried out in accordance with such computer models, as part of an overall structural fire engineering strategy, will achieve at least the level of safety required by regulations while allowing some economies in construction costs to be made. Finally, a suggested way forward in the field of structural fire engineering is discussed.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Fire Safety and Engineering Research and Technology Centre (FireSERT)
ID Code:5708
Deposited By: Professor Ali Nadjai
Deposited On:14 Jan 2010 15:39
Last Modified:24 Jun 2011 10:11

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