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Analysis of a damaged industrial hall subjected to the effects of fire
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 Title & Authors
Analysis of a damaged industrial hall subjected to the effects of fire
Kmet, Stanislav; Tomko, Michal; Demjan, Ivo; Pesek, Ladislav; Priganc, Sergej;
 Abstract
The results of diagnostics and analysis of an industrial hall located on the premises of a thermal power plant severely damaged by fire are presented in the paper. The comprehensive failure-related diagnostics, non-destructive and destructive tests of steel and concrete materials, geodetic surveying of selected structural members, numerical modelling, static analysis and reliability assessment were focused on two basic goals: The determination of the current technical condition of the load bearing structure and the assessment of its post fire resistance as well as assessing the degree of damage and subsequent design of reconstruction measures and arrangements which would enable the safe and reliable use of the building. The current mechanical properties of the steel material obtained from the tests and measured geometric characteristics of the structural members with imperfections were employed in finite element models to study the post-fire behaviour of the structure. In order to compare the behaviour of the numerically modelled steel roof truss, subjected to the effects of fire, with the real post-fire response of the damaged structure theoretically obtained resistance, critical temperature and the time at which the structure no longer meets the required reliability criteria under its given loading are compared with real values. A very good agreement between the simulated results and real characteristics of the structure after the fire was observed.
 Keywords
damaged industrial hall;fire effects;failure diagnostics;non-destructive and destructive tests;geodetic surveying;finite element analysis;reliability assessment;fire resistance check;
 Language
English
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