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Structural Fire Engineering: Introduction to Steel-Framed Buildings
Appendix 4 of the AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings contains provisions for the design and evaluation of structural steel components, systems, and frames under fire. This teaching aid covers fundamental concepts for the fire design of steel-framed buildings. The modules can be used as part of an undergraduate or graduate steel design course, an undergraduate course in solid mechanics or strength of materials, or a building design course.
Each module contains a Powerpoint presentation with examples, supplemental notes for the instructor, and a homework problem. (Note to educators: The solutions for the homework problems are posted on the AISC Educator Forum.)
MODULE 1: STRESS-STRAIN CURVES AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES
Evaluate the effects of temperature on the material properties of structural steel by analyzing stress-strain data
MODULE 2a: COLUMN CAPACITY AT A STEADY TEMPERATURE
Evaluate the effects of a fire on the nominal compression capacity of a column at a given temperature using the AISC Specification
MODULE 2b: COLUMN CAPACITY THROUGHOUT A FIRE
Evaluate the effects of a fire on the nominal compression capacity of a column using the AISC Specification and a given steel time-temperature (T-t) response to a fire
MODULE 3: SYSTEM-LEVEL BEHAVIOR IN A FIRE
Evaluate the effects of fire on a steel frame using the results of a finite element model
Presented by the developer, this short video provides an overview of the modules, as well as a discussion of best practices for implementation in a steel course.