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Structural Fire Engineering

Erica Fischer, PhD, PE Oregon State University
June 9, 2021
Session Details

1.5 PDH

This session will focus on the design and assessment of structures subjected to fire emphasizing a three-phase approach to structural fire engineering design: fire modeling, heat transfer modeling, and structural modeling. Participants will become familiar with both current prescriptive approaches to structural-fire engineering and emerging performance-based design approaches.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the difference between prescriptive fire protection design and structural fire engineering
  • Qualitatively understand how steel strength and stiffness change with increasing temperature
  • Qualitatively understand how boundary conditions for steel beams and columns change throughout a fire
  • Quantify the cost, performance, and sustainability benefits of employing structural fire engineering on a steel-frame building

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