Fire safety engineering and Structural fire resistance (2°MOD)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and ability to understand:
Knowledge of the mechanical behavior of structures subjected to fire. Knowledge of the European Standard Codes. Knowledge of the construction details and protection systems.
Ability to choose and design the different structural elements of reinforced concrete, steel, masonry and wood.
The student must be able to design the structural elements and choose the systems of fire protection
During the course, students must refine their technical dictionary on the topic.
Students must have the ability to select the most appropriate design choice also evaluating options that are not perfectly identical to those shown during the course.
Strength of Materials and Structural Mechanics
Course contents summary
Theoretical and applied aspects for the design of structures in reinforced concrete, steel, masonry and wood.
1 ) The fire resistance in accordance with Italian Codes and Eurocodes .
2 ) Actions on structures exposed to fire according to EN 1991-1-2
3 ) Fire design of reinforced concrete structures according to EN 1992-1-2 and UNI 9502. Tabular and analytical methods; Protection systems
4 ) Fire design of steel structures according to EN 1993-1-2 and UNI 9503. Graphic and analytical method . Protection systems of structures
5 ) Fire design of masonry structures according to EN 01/02/1996
6 ) Fire design of wood structures according to EN 1995-1-2 and UNI 9504. Protection systems
Buchanan AH, "Structural design for fire safety", Wiley
Additional material available at the web site" University Campus net " : Electronic copy of the slides used during the course. Track of all the exercises done.
The student will develope an homework on the fire assesment of a simple structure in steel or concrete (slab, or beam, column, etc.)
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam consists on the oral discussion of the design project given at the end of the frontal lectures. Th e design project is developed individually using the software presented during the course.
The final score depends 70% on the design project (correct analysis of a case study) 30% on the oral examination (theory and language skills)
It is strongly recommended to attend the course