• IStructE Conference on
    Structural Engineering in Hazard Mitigation 2013
    • Palace of Westminster
      London
    • Tiananmen Square
      Beijing
    • Tongji Architectural Design (TJAD)
      Shanghai
    • Tower Bridge
      London
    • Tsinghua University
      Beijing
    • Tsinghua University
      Beijing
    • Tongji University
      Shanghai

Advanced Structural Engineering Against Fires and Blasts

Session Leader in Shanghai
     Prof. Guo-Qiang LI, Tongji University, China.

Structural Fire Engineering is an emerging engineering discipline which assesses three basic aspects of a structure under fire, namely, i) the likely fire behaviour, ii) the heat transfer to the structure, and iii) the structural responses. It is commonly employed to deal with passive fire protection of steel and steel-concrete composite structures in terms of analysing the thermal effects of fires on buildings and designing structural members for adequate load bearing resistance. With advances in dynamic analysis, explosion and blast loadings on structural members are readily assessed nowadays, and the structural responses of these members will be rationally predicted. In general, these procedures normally need to be performed by experienced structural engineers with the help of professional computer programs.

In this session, a total of five presentations will be made by leading academics and researchers in the field who will share their experience and practice in designing and constructing building structures with high resistances against fires and blasts. Important structural behavior of typical structural members as well as building structures under fire and blast loadings will be illustrated.

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