S.02 -- Calculation Methods to Predict the Thermal Performance of Structures & Fire Resistive Assemb

Calculation Methods to Predict the Thermal Performance of Structural and Fire Resistive Assemblies

Publisher: SFPE Publish Date: 2007
Pages: 159 ISBN: 978-3-319-94696-2


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Performance-based design of structural fire resistance entails three steps. This standard provides methods for the second of these steps.

  1. Determination of the fire exposure to the structure
  2. Calculation of the thermal response of the structure to the fire exposure
  3. Production of the structural response

Topics covered include:

  • Developing and using methods to predict the thermal response of structures using listed fire-resistive assemblies to time-dependent thermal boundary conditions imposed by fires
  • Calculation methods that provide time-dependent temperature field information resulting from fire exposures required for engineered structural fire design, including structural systems and fire barriers

The Annex offers precisely calculated reference temperatures from 16 verification cases representing problems related to fire safety engineering.