Structural response of steel high rise buildings to fire: System characteristics and failure mechanisms

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Structural response of steel high rise buildings to fire : System characteristics and failure mechanisms. / Gentili, Filippo ; Giuliani, Luisa; Bontempi, Franco.

In: Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2013, p. 9-26.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2013

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Gentili, Filippo ; Giuliani, Luisa; Bontempi, Franco / Structural response of steel high rise buildings to fire : System characteristics and failure mechanisms.

In: Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2013, p. 9-26.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2013

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title = "Structural response of steel high rise buildings to fire: System characteristics and failure mechanisms",
keywords = "Structural fire safety, High-rise buildings, Collapse mechanisms, Hindered thermal expansion, Thermal buckling, Material degradation",
publisher = "Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd.",
author = "Filippo Gentili and Luisa Giuliani and Franco Bontempi",
year = "2013",
volume = "4",
number = "1",
pages = "9--26",
journal = "Journal of Structural Fire Engineering",
issn = "2040-2317",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Structural response of steel high rise buildings to fire

T2 - System characteristics and failure mechanisms

A1 - Gentili,Filippo

A1 - Giuliani,Luisa

A1 - Bontempi,Franco

AU - Gentili,Filippo

AU - Giuliani,Luisa

AU - Bontempi,Franco

PB - Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd.

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - Due to the significant vertical elevation and complexity of the structural system, high rise buildings may suffer from the effects of fire more than other structures. For this reason, in addition to evacuation strategies and active fire protection, a careful consideration of structural response to fire is also very important. In this context, it is of interest to investigate the characteristics of the structural system<br/>that could possibly reduce local damages or mitigate the progression of failures in case of fire. In this paper, a steel high rise building is taken as case study and the response of the building is investigated up to the crisis of the structure with respect to a standard fire in a lower and in a higher storey: the comparison of the fire induced failures at the different height allows highlighting the role played in the resulting collapse mechanisms by the beam-column stiffness ratio and by the loading condition.

AB - Due to the significant vertical elevation and complexity of the structural system, high rise buildings may suffer from the effects of fire more than other structures. For this reason, in addition to evacuation strategies and active fire protection, a careful consideration of structural response to fire is also very important. In this context, it is of interest to investigate the characteristics of the structural system<br/>that could possibly reduce local damages or mitigate the progression of failures in case of fire. In this paper, a steel high rise building is taken as case study and the response of the building is investigated up to the crisis of the structure with respect to a standard fire in a lower and in a higher storey: the comparison of the fire induced failures at the different height allows highlighting the role played in the resulting collapse mechanisms by the beam-column stiffness ratio and by the loading condition.

KW - Structural fire safety

KW - High-rise buildings

KW - Collapse mechanisms

KW - Hindered thermal expansion

KW - Thermal buckling

KW - Material degradation

JO - Journal of Structural Fire Engineering

JF - Journal of Structural Fire Engineering

SN - 2040-2317

IS - 1

VL - 4

SP - 9

EP - 26

ER -