Risk-based Fire Safety Engineering Approach to Obtain Balanced Structural Fire Resistance Requirements

Jukka Hietaniemi, Timo Korhonen, Daniel Joyeux, Nicolas Ayme

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    Abstract

    Fire safety engineering (FSE) provides means to design fire safety measures which are balanced with respect to their effectiveness and benefits. The presentation describes a risk-based FSE approach and its use to analyse structural fire resistance with respect to its significance in improving fire safety. The analysis is applied to two single-story steel-framed buildings representing low and high-risk buildings. The approach employs probabilistic fire simulation using the novel PFS-Ozone tool. The influence of the active fire safety measures are incorporated to the model using the novel time-dependent event tree method. In the high-risk building, the analysis of structural stability is given an in-depth consideration using 3D thermo-mechanical analysis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFire and Explosion Hazards
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Seminar
    Pages505-514
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event4th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards, ISFEH 2003 - Londonderry, United Kingdom
    Duration: 8 Sep 200312 Sep 2003

    Conference

    Conference4th International Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards, ISFEH 2003
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondonderry
    Period8/09/0312/09/03

    Keywords

    • fire resistance
    • fire simulation
    • probabilistic analysis
    • structural analysis
    • PFS
    • Ozone
    • Monte Carlo

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    Hietaniemi, J., Korhonen, T., Joyeux, D., & Ayme, N. (2004). Risk-based Fire Safety Engineering Approach to Obtain Balanced Structural Fire Resistance Requirements. In Fire and Explosion Hazards: Proceedings of the 4th International Seminar (pp. 505-514)