Information Services banner Edinburgh Research Archive The University of Edinburgh crest

Edinburgh Research Archive >
Engineering, School of >
BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering >
BRE Research Publications >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1842/1980

This item has been viewed 366 times in the last year. View Statistics

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Rein_Interflam07.pdf424.76 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
Title: Multi-story Fire Analysis for High-Rise Buildings
Authors: Rein, Guillermo
Zhang, Xun
Williams, Paul
Hume, Ben
Heise, Alex
Jowsey, Allan
Lane, Barbara
Torero, Jose L
Issue Date: Sep-2007
Citation: G. Rein, X. Zhang, P. Williams, B. Hume, A. Heise, A. Jowsey, B. Lane, and JL. Torero, “Multi-story Fire Analysis for High-Rise Buildings”, 11th Interflam, London, September 2007, p 605-616.
Publisher: Interscience Communications Ltd
Abstract: This work proposes a novel methodology to determine the design fire of modern buildings that are outside the range of applicability of nominal methods. Structural engineers face the problem of how to characterize the fire environment to be used in the design stage of buildings. This question is addressed here in the context of complex high-rise buildings where the resulting fire environments pose unique features that are not necessarily accounted for in traditional design fires. A comprehensive analysis of the fire environment, with the objective of maximizing the challenge to the structural elements is proposed to understand the particular fire dynamics of the building. The results must be expressed in simple terms without loss of generality in order to be of valuable engineering use. The methodology combines computational fluid dynamics and engineering simplifications such as using steady-state temperatures and dividing the fire environment into near and far fields. Both, fully distributed fires and travelling fires are investigated. The methodology is applied to a real building to illustrate the importance of this analysis and the comparison with the results from the standards.
Keywords: standard fire
structural design
Computational Fire Dynamics
large enclosures
modern building
non-conventional
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1842/1980
Appears in Collections:BRE Research Publications

Items in ERA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

 

Valid XHTML 1.0! Unless explicitly stated otherwise, all material is copyright © The University of Edinburgh 2013, and/or the original authors. Privacy and Cookies Policy