Design of joints to composite columns for improved fire robustness
Research Fund for Coal and Stee

About the project

Demonstration fire test

The aim of this project is to provide an integrated approach for the practical application of performance-based fire engineering design of composite structures including joint performance, under natural fire conditions including the cooling phase. By developing methodologies to evaluate the full 3D behaviour of joints between composite floor systems and composite columns, including an assessment of their ductility limits, and incorporating the joint models into global frame analysis, innovative solutions can be achieved which ensure cost-effective design against fire attack and a realistic estimation of real safety levels, and which avoid premature collapse of a composite structure in fire.

To pages related to fire design at CTU in Prague

Last change
Dec. 2010

A fire test on two floors of administrative buiding is schedulled to PAVUS laboratory in Veselí n.L. on 9 and 14 September 2011.

The preliminary project in pdf format.