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Volume 14 article 380 pages: 275-284
Increasing number of
tests on structures in fire conditions offers valuable information regarding
the global and local behaviour. The output data of these experiments can be
considered to be a good opportunity for validation of numerical models. Nevertheless,
in some fortuitous cases, inaccurate input of numerical models may lead to
results matching the experimental ones. The validation and/ or verification of
advanced calculation models for the fire design are an important issue not only
for computer code developers, but also for designers and authorities. The
validation of an advanced calculation model is usually linked with the
comparison to experimental results, while the verification is related to the
comparison to analytical solutions or to the results given by other computer
codes. The paper presents a benchmark for both thermal and structural analysis
of a composite floor subjected to fire using beam and shell elements. The
numerical analysis is performed with a general purpose finite-element code. The
input and the output of the thermo-mechanical analysis are detailed, with respect
to a real scale fire test.
This publication was
supported by the European social fund within the framework of realizing the
project „Support of inter-sectoral mobility and quality enhancement of research
teams at Czech Technical University in Prague“, CZ.1.07/2.3.00/30.0034.
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