Structural fire resilience for tall or unusual structures

Law, Angus, Kotsovinos, Panagiotis and Butterworth, Neal (2015). Structural fire resilience for tall or unusual structures. In: Dilum Fernando, Jin-Guang Teng and Jose L. Torero, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015). International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (1031-1040). 9-11 December 2015. doi:10.14264/uql.2016.420

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Author Law, Angus
Kotsovinos, Panagiotis
Butterworth, Neal
Title of paper Structural fire resilience for tall or unusual structures
Conference name International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering
Conference location Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 9-11 December 2015
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering (PLSE 2015)
Place of Publication Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Publisher School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.14264/uql.2016.420
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
ISBN 9781742721477
Editor Dilum Fernando
Jin-Guang Teng
Jose L. Torero
Start page 1031
End page 1040
Total pages 10
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Delivering structures that achieve their specified fire resistance is a key component of ensuring that the built environment is adequately resilient. The failure of buildings that are tall often has collateral consequences way beyond that of the immediate structural collapse. This paper describes the need for effective performance based structural fire engineering of tall or unusual buildings where the fire safety measures required to pass the standard fire resistance test do not necessarily deliver an appropriate level of safety. The case study of inclined columns in a tall building is used to illustrate this behaviour, and it is demonstrated that sufficient knowledge already exists for engineers to mitigate many possible failure modes. The columns are analysed when subject to a range of different heating conditions, and an analytical formulation is presented which can be used to improve the design of fire tall or unusual structure with inclined columns.
Keyword Composite steel structures
Fire resistance
Geometrically bi-linear columns
Design
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
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