Continuing Education

Resistance and Resilience of Composite Floor Systems to Fire: Experiments, Modeling, and Design [E13]

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently published performance-based provisions for structural fire engineering in the U.S. We'll explore the implications of these approaches for the fire-resistant design of restrained composite floor systems and look at how the resilience of these systems (such as the loss of functionality due to damage and subsequent repair) can be evaluated using performance-based approaches. We'll also examine topics such as the correlations between thermal and structural performance for composite steel floor systems under fire, structural interpretations of prescriptive hourly fire ratings, numerical predictions of experimental tests, and tools available for practitioners to calculate the fire-induced performance of composite floors.
  • Date: 4/21/2020 - 4/24/2020
  • PDH Credits: 0


Spencer Quiel; Michael Drury

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