Undergraduate Course: Structural Design for Fire 5 (CIVE11044)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will provide a brief overview of the fundamentals of fire behaviour in buildings and introduce simple methods of quantifying the threat it poses to structures. This will involve estimating the temperatures in building compartments and the temperatures that individual structural members get exposed to as a function of time. Fundamentals of the behaviour of common construction materials and estimation of the variation of mechanical properties of construction materials affected by fire (i.e. temperature rise). Structural analysis principles are then applied to the fire problem. Simple methods to carry out calculations to determine structural behaviour in the event of a fire will be presented followed by an introduction to advanced analytical and computational tools for analysing structural behaviour in fire. Finally an introduction to current (code based) design procedures and performance based design will be provided and a design project will be assigned.
Lecture 1 - Introduction
Lecture 2 - Fire Safety in Buildings
Lecture 3 - Fire and Heat
Lecture 4 - Room Fires
Lecture 5 - Fire Severity
Lecture 6 - Fire Resistance
Lecture 7 - Design of Structures Exposed to Fires
Lecture 8 - Steel Structures in Fire
Lecture 9 - Concrete Structures in Fire
Lecture 10 - Timber Structures in Fire
Lecture 11 - Playing with Fire
Lecture 12 - Advanced Analysis
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
Theory of Structures 3 (CIVE09015)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The assessment will be made on the basis of: Intermittent Assessment 20% (laboratories, tutorials and a final project) and Degree Examination (80%).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- understanding the philosophical and statistical underpinnings of structural design at both ambient and elevated temperature conditions;
- briefly survey the different analytical and empirical tools for fire calculations in both small and open plan compartments;
- understanding of the effect of temperature on material properties of - Steel, concrete, wood, composites; fire proofing and thermal insulation;
- understanding heat transfer calculations based on standard fires - ISO 834, Parametric Temperature vs. Time Curves; Real Fires (Temperature vs. Heat Flux); and
- understand the role of loss of strength, deformation and thermal expansion and application to design of structures for fire resistance - Includes advanced analytical principles and calculations, and structural design for fire.
|1. Buchanan, A.H. (2001) Structural Design for Fire Safety. Wiley.|
2. CEN (200#) BS EN 1991-1-2 - Eurocode 1: Actions on structures - Part 1-2: General actions - Actions on structures exposed to fire
3. CEN (2004) BS EN 1992-1-2 - Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures - Part 1-2: General rules - Structural fire design.
4. CEN (2005) BS EN 1993-1-2 - Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures - Part 1-2: General rules - Structural fire design.
5. CEN (2004) BE EN 1995-1-2 - Eurocode 5: Design of timber structures - Part 1-2: General - Structural fire design.
1 is available in the UoE library. 2-5 are available online.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Structural fire engineering,fire dynamic,structural mechanics,steel,concrete,timber,fire safe
|Course organiser||Dr Luke Bisby
|Course secretary||Mr Craig Hovell
Tel: (0131 6)51 7080
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