FDS2FEM - a tool for coupling fire and structural analyses

Antti Paajanen, Timo Korhonen, Merja Sippola, Simo Hostikka, Michal Malendowski, Renaud Gutkin

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSafety, Failures and Robustness of Large Structures
    Place of PublicationZurich
    PublisherInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
    ISBN (Print)978-3-85748-130-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIABSE Workshop on Safety, Failures and Robustness of Large Structures, IABSE 2013 - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 14 Feb 201315 Feb 2013

    Publication series

    SeriesIABSE Report


    ConferenceIABSE Workshop on Safety, Failures and Robustness of Large Structures, IABSE 2013
    Abbreviated titleIABSE 2013


    • fire-structural analysis
    • fire dynamics simulator
    • abaqus
    • fds2fem
    • ProperTune


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