progettazione strutturale antincendio 2010
Fire Safety Structural
Safety and Protection Engineering
Prof. Ing. Franco Bontempi
Teaching Assistant: Ing. Filippo Gentili
Email: [email protected]
Tel.: +39 06 44585265
Academic Year: 2010/2011
Science of Constructions.
Recommended: Reliability and Structure’s Safety, Structural Analysis and Design.
The course approaches safety and structural design in case of fire. The course focuses on steel
structure and reinforced concrete.
theoretical knowledge of settings of safety, fire action modeling and structural behavior analysis
of constructions under fire conditions;
skills to conceive, design and verify complex constructions under fire conditions;
capacity of judgment and communication of ideas, information, data input, solutions and problems
related to structural safety on which is prominent the action of fire;
development of research activity focused on general fire safety engineering topics.
Setting the questions of structural
Fire action and fire modeling
Structural modeling in case of fire
Specific features of behavior of
structures under fire conditions.
Lectures and Exercises
The design process. Prescriptive and performance based
design. Role and professional responsibility. The national and
international standards. Goals of design. Activity and tools of
design. Uncertainty, statistical points, probabilistic models.
Choose of complexity level of design. Definition of structural
crisis. Levels of collapse. Mechanisms of collapse. Structural
requirements. Structural robustness. Methods of check. Limit
states safety format.
Actions on structures. Characterization of imposed actions.
Fire. Scenarios. Factors that influence fire developments.
Flashover. Fire nominal curve. Parametric curve. Localized fire.
Fire zone models. Fire field models.
The structural system and its breakdown. Substructures. Onedimensional and two-dimensional structural elements. Fire
compartmentation and its meaning. Fundamental mechanical
Geometrical effects. Computer software’s
modeling. Finite elements models. Thermal actions. Heat
transmission. Conduction. Convection. Radiation.
Steel structures: steel behavior and its mechanical
characteristic depending on temperature; system of
protection; design and verification calculation of elements,
connections and structural parts under fire conditions.
Reinforced concrete structures: concrete and reinforcement
bars behavior and mechanical characteristic depending on
temperature; spalling; design and verification calculation of
elements and structural parts under fire conditions.
Wood structures: behavior of wood and its mechanical
characteristic depending on temperature; design and
verification calculation of elements, connections and
structural parts under fire conditions.
Products that confer fire resistance requirements on
Modeling of movement of people in case of fire. System of
active protection. Risk analysis. Introduction of explosions.
Total hours of lectures and exercises
Other activities of assisted teaching
Total hours dedicated to other activities of assisted teaching
The exam consists in a spoken test concerning theoretical aspects grounding fire safety analysis and
structural design and in a presentation and discussion of an essay that the student arranges with the
teaching Staff, by expanding topics examined in lectures and exercises. Numerical evaluations are
developed through the codes ANSYS, STRAUS7, NeNASTRAN, ADINA, ABAQUS, FDS, CFAST.
1. Ponticelli L., Caciolai M., De Angelis C., “Resistenza al fuoco delle costruzioni.”, UTET (2008).
2. Buchanan A.H.., “Structural Design for Fire Safety.”, John Wiley & Sons (2001).
3. Marsella S., Nasi L., “L’ingegneria della sicurezza antincendio e il processo prestazionale.”, E.P.C.
4. The SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering. Third Edition, NFPA (2002).
5. Manuale di Ingegneria Civile, Vol.II, Scienza e Tecnica delle Costruzioni. Ponti., ESAC-Zanichelli.
6. F. Bontempi, S. Arangio, L. Sgambi, Tecnica delle Costruzioni. Basi della progettazione – Elementi
intelaiati in acciaio, Carocci Editore, 2008.
7. B. Genova, M. Genova, M. Silvestrini, Sicurezza degli edifici nei riguardi dei fenomeni esplisivi, UTET
It is preferable to make an appointment via e-mail or telephone.
Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, 3rd Floor, Room 23,
Faculty of Engineering (S. Pietro in Vincoli), Via Eudossiana 18, Roma.
Tel.: 06 44585265 (internal: 25265), Fax: 06 4884852.
E-mail: [email protected] (please, state “Fire Safety Structural Design” as object).