Here you will find further topics related to the field of "constructive fire protection". We hope you enjoy browsing through the information below.
The section "fires" deals with the prerequisites for a fire as well as the various fire room curves that we use in the fire design of members and structures.
- Introduction to the subject fire;
- how a fire can start, is explained in prerequisites for a fire;
- information on the ISO standard fire, which is the most important fire curve for members in general building construction;
- information on the hydrocarbon fire curve, which is used e.g. for fires on oil platforms;
- the RABT tunnel fire curve is (as the name suggests) used for the fire design of tunnels;
- information on the so-called natural fires, which can be used alternatively to the fire curves above and often allow economical (and fire-safe) constructions.
Section "fire protection"
The section fire protection explains the various possible measures to avoid or fight fires. For example, here you can find the following articles:
- Information about constructive fire protection in building construction;
- Influence of the material selection on the constructive fire protection;
- fire proof of residential buildings;
- significant changes in the new Muster-Garagenverordnung (2020), an important national document in Germany;
- fire protection concepts based on the Muster-Industriebaurichtlinie, another important national document in Germany.
Section "fire design"
In this section you will find some articles on the fire design of members and structures. First, we will introduce you to the basic method of fire design according to the currently valid Eurocodes.
- Description of the process of a fire design;
- fire design according to the Eurocodes;
- fire resistance classes;
- residual strength after a fire.
For members out of reinforced concrete, we present you further information in the following articles.
- Concrete cover of fire-exposed reinforced concrete members;
- fire design of reinforced concrete columns;
- fire design of members with too little concrete cover;
- fire design of members out of high-strength concrete.
Finally, you can find out more about the fire design of steel members in these articles below.
- Fire design of steel constructions;
- fire design of steel columns;
- fire design of sway frames;
- fire design of arcades;
- fire design of trusses.
Section "fire-exposed materials"
The material properties of common building materials under fire exposure are explained in this section in the following articles:
- When does steel melt?;
- Critical temperature of structural steel;
- fire-exposed steel;
- thermal conductivity of structural steel;
- thermal conductivity of stainless steel.
Section "fire simulation"
Here are presented different possibilities for the fire simulation.
Section "fire tests"
This section deals with important fire tests.