Structural fire engineering analysis

Structural fire engineering analysis

SFEA program 2017 – Full program available!

Structural fire engineering analysis course provides an insight into contemporary engineering design procedures which consider fire as one of the actions that could threaten the ability of a structure to withstand load. The motivation for conducting this course arises from a fact that structural fire engineering courses aren’t generally included in standard teaching modules for engineers which deprives a common student of basic knowledge about fire design and how to address the problem in engineering practice.

Main Topics:
•    Introduction of  key steps  in a  fire engineering analysis: fire modelling, heat transfer modelling, structural fire analysis, evacuation modelling
•    Heat transfer modelling
•    Structural fire analysis
•    Prescriptive -based design of structures in accordance with Eurocode  rules
•    Performance-based design of structures
•    Application of Eurocode calculation procedures on steel and  concrete structures
•    Structural fire analysis based on Finite Element Method modelling

Structural fire engineering analysis

Program structure:
• 5-day course; day one: Introduction of the key parts of a fire engineering analysis, assignment of tasks  to students; day two: heat transfer modelling and structural fire analysis, introduction to commercial FEM-based software; day three: Introduction to prescriptive and performance-based design of structures; day four: practical work on the assignment – drawing a comparison between prescriptive and performance-based design analyses; day 5: practical work on the project assignments, final presentation of the students’ work
•    Lecture notes for each of the modules will be distributed to the students
Program plan:
Introduction to fire engineering analysis (3h)
Distribution of tasks/assignments to the students (2h)
Heat transfer modelling and structural fire analysis (3h)
Introduction to FEM software (2h)
Introduction to prescriptive and performance-based design (5h)
Practical work on the project assignments (7h)
Presentation of the assignments (3h)

  • Civil engineering background of students preferred for the workshop

Target audience:
BEng, MEng and PhD students

Program Lecturers:

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Neno Torić, PhD, Assistant Professor

Teacher info and publication background

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Croatian Scientific Bibliography

Works as an assistant professor at University of Split, Faculty of Civil, Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy in education and teaching of students at undergraduate and graduate level in civil engineering courses regarding: Steel structures, Timber structures, Steel bridges and Reliability of structures. His current research interests are in the field of behaviour of structures exposed to fire: constitutive material behaviour, structural behaviour, numerical modelling with particular reference to steel and concrete.

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Ivana Uzelac, PhD, Research assistant

Teacher info and publication background
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Croatian Scientific Bibliography

Works as a teaching and research assistant at University of Split, Faculty of Civil, Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy. She is primarily involved in education and teaching of students at undergraduate and graduate level in civil engineering courses regarding: Steel structures, Timber structures, Steel bridges and Reliability of structures. Her current research interests are in the fields of thin shell structures exposed to dynamic loads and in the behaviour analysis of various metal structures exposed to fire.

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Students who successfully complete this course will be awarded 2 ECTS* credits. EQF level is 6.

*European Credit Transfer System