Purpose – This paper aims to present the assumptions and the issues that arise when developing an integrated modelling methodology between a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software applied to compartment fires and a finite element (FE) software applied to structural systems. Design/methodology/approach – Particular emphasis is given to the weak coupling approach developed between the CFD code fire dynamics simulator (FDS) and the FE software SAFIR. Then, to show the potential benefits of such a methodology, a multi-storey steel-concrete composite open car park was considered. Findings – Results show that the FDS–SAFIR coupling allows overcoming shortcomings of simplified models by performing the thermal analysis in the structural elements based on a more realistic modelling of the fire development, whereas it appears that the Hasemi model is more conservative in terms of thermal action. Originality/value – A typical design approach using the Hasemi model is compared with a more advanced analysis that relies on the proposed FDS–SAFIR coupling

An integrated modelling strategy between a CFD and an FE software: Methodology and application to compartment fires / Tondini, Nicola; Morbioli, Andrea; Vassart, Olivier; Lechêne, Sullivan; Franssen, Jean Marc. - In: JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL FIRE ENGINEERING. - ISSN 2040-2317. - 7:3(2016), pp. 217-233. [10.1108/JSFE-09-2016-015]

An integrated modelling strategy between a CFD and an FE software: Methodology and application to compartment fires

Tondini, Nicola;Morbioli, Andrea;
2016

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Purpose – This paper aims to present the assumptions and the issues that arise when developing an integrated modelling methodology between a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software applied to compartment fires and a finite element (FE) software applied to structural systems. Design/methodology/approach – Particular emphasis is given to the weak coupling approach developed between the CFD code fire dynamics simulator (FDS) and the FE software SAFIR. Then, to show the potential benefits of such a methodology, a multi-storey steel-concrete composite open car park was considered. Findings – Results show that the FDS–SAFIR coupling allows overcoming shortcomings of simplified models by performing the thermal analysis in the structural elements based on a more realistic modelling of the fire development, whereas it appears that the Hasemi model is more conservative in terms of thermal action. Originality/value – A typical design approach using the Hasemi model is compared with a more advanced analysis that relies on the proposed FDS–SAFIR coupling
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Tondini, Nicola; Morbioli, Andrea; Vassart, Olivier; Lechêne, Sullivan; Franssen, Jean Marc
An integrated modelling strategy between a CFD and an FE software: Methodology and application to compartment fires / Tondini, Nicola; Morbioli, Andrea; Vassart, Olivier; Lechêne, Sullivan; Franssen, Jean Marc. - In: JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL FIRE ENGINEERING. - ISSN 2040-2317. - 7:3(2016), pp. 217-233. [10.1108/JSFE-09-2016-015]
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