11B01: Structural Fire Safety Design

Danish title: Konstruktionsbrandteknik  

Fee: kr. 11.000,-

Expenses for course materials: Kr. 0,-

Language of instruction: Danish

Point: 5 ECTS points

Course type: parttime master

Location: Campus Lyngby

Duration of course: 3 x 1,5 coursedays at DTU and distance learning via internet

Written examination or dissertation (all aids permitted)

Exam Duration:
4 hours

Evaluation: 7-step scale, external examiner

Recommended prerequisites:

11311: preliminary course in Concrete Structures as well as general knowledge of building structures

Contact persons:
Kristian Hertz, DTU Civil Engineering, building 118, phone: +45 45 25 19 50, e-mail: khz@byg.dtu.dk
Luisa Giuliani, DTU Civil Engineering, building 118, phone: +45 45 25 18 12, e-mail: lugi@byg.dtu.dk

General course objectives:
The course aims to give the participants competences to understand, design and calculate load-bearing structures exposed to fully developed fires, standard fires and high temperatures.

Learning objectives:

A student who has met the objectives of this course will be able to:

  • know how different fires may affect a structure
  • analyse a fire compartment of a building
  • assess a structural design fire
  • comprehend the behaviour of a fire exposed structure
  • analyse the damage of a fire exposed structure
  • design a structure of wood, steel and concrete for a fully developed fire
  • design a structure of wood, steel and concrete for a standardised fire
  • assess how a given structure may respond to a given fire
  • evaluate results of structural fire tests
  • assess possibilities of repair of a fire damaged structure

Content of course:

  • technical basis
  • performance-based fire safety design of structures
  • fire-load
  • high temperature material properties for wood, steel and concrete
  • fire resistant structural  materials
  • load-bearing capacity of fire of beams, columns, decks, walls and whole structures
  • load-bearing capacity of fire exposed connections
  • anchorage of fire exposed reinforcement
  • explosive spalling
  • examples of appropriate design and construction