Modelling progressive failure of steel moment frames exposed to localised fire

Suwondo, Riza, Cunningham, Lee and Gillie, Martin (2020) Modelling progressive failure of steel moment frames exposed to localised fire. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 426. 012046. ISSN 1755-1315

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This paper presents modelling of the progressive failure of steel moment frames subjected to localised fire. A finite element approach using the software ABAQUS has been developed to analyse the structure. An explicit-dynamic solution was adopted to solve the non-convergence problems caused by element buckling. A series of validation analyses were carried out to ensure that the results were within an acceptable level of accuracy. The analysis results are shown to match well with the previous experimental data and analysis. This modelling approach allows detailed insights to be obtained into the structural robustness of such frames in fire situations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building collapse, finite elements, fire engineering, robustness, steel frame
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
H200 Civil Engineering
H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2020 11:25
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 11:51

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