Computational modelling of fire-structural response requires interoperability of various models describing different physical phenomena. Typically, the most advanced sub-models are found within independent simulation software incapable of interoperability. To address this issue, we have developed a tool for coupling two of such programs: Fire Dynamics Simulator and ABAQUS. We present the main features and theory behind the coupling approach and use an example case to demonstrate how a coupled fire-structural analysis is set up. We also discuss potential applications and present limitations of our approach.
|Title of host publication||Safety, Failures and Robustness of Large Structures|
|Place of Publication||Helsinki, FI|
|Publisher||International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering IABSE|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||IABSE Workshop on Safety, Failures and Robustness of Large Structures, IABSE 2013 - Helsinki, Finland|
Duration: 14 Feb 2013 → 15 Feb 2013
|Conference||IABSE Workshop on Safety, Failures and Robustness of Large Structures, IABSE 2013|
|Abbreviated title||IABSE 2013|
|Period||14/02/13 → 15/02/13|
- fire-structural analysis
- fire dynamics simulator
Paajanen, A., Korhonen, T., Sippola, M., Hostikka, S., Malendowski, M., & Gutkin, R. (2013). FDS2FEM - a tool for coupling fire and structural analyses. In Safety, Failures and Robustness of Large Structures (pp. 218-224). International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering IABSE.