As part of a DETR funded PiT (Partners in Technology) project the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering (previously the Structures in Fire Group) conducted extensive computational and analytical studies of the behaviour of steel-framed composite structures in fire conditions. This work was undertaken in collaboration with Corus PLC and Imperial College London. The results were presented in the form of a main report, which identified the main findings, together with numerous supplementary reports which explored various phenomena in detail. The reports produced at Edinburgh are available for download as indicated below.

Recent Submissions

  • Modelling heated composite floor slabs with reference to the Cardington experiments 

    Gillie, Martin; Usmani, Asif; Rotter, J Michael (Elsevier, 2001)
    This paper describes a method of modelling composite floor slabs in fire conditions using a stress-resultant approach. The FEAST suite, which consists of two main computer programs is described. The first, SRAS, is designed ...
  • A structural analysis of the first Cardington test 

    Gillie, Martin; Usmani, Asif; Rotter, J Michael (Elsevier, 2001)
    This paper presents a finite element analysis of the first Cardington test using shell elements to model the concrete floor slab. The behaviour of these elements is defined using FEAST, a program that allows the behaviour ...
  • A structural analysis of the Cardington British Steel corner test 

    Gillie, Martin; Usmani, Asif; Rotter, J Michael (Elsevier, 2002)
    This paper presents a structural analysis of the Cardington British Steel corner test. The test is a analyzes using ABAQUS, the commercial finite element program. The results of the analysis indicate that the response of ...

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