This paper proposes a new method to build a probabilistic fire demand model (PFDM) to investigate the structural behaviour of a steel pipe-rack located within an industrial installation and exposed to a localised fire. The PFDM will serve to develop fire fragility functions to be used either in a fire risk assessment or in a fully probabilistic structural fire engineering (PSFE) framework. The cloud analysis (CA) was exploited to build a PFDM based on different engineering demand parameters (EDP) – intensity measures (IM) pairs. In particular, the analysis was applied to a prototype steel pipe-rack integrating an industrial plant in Italy. In order to cover a wide range of plausible fire scenarios and to introduce uncertainties in the fire model, 539 fire scenarios were examined by varying the fire diameter, the fire-structure distance and the fuel. The selection of the fire diameters was based on parametric analyses quantifying liquid flow through orifices and pipes. The thermal impact of the pool fires on the structure was analysed using the LOCAFI localised fire model and the thermo-mechanical response of the pipe rack was evaluated by means of finite element analysis. Based on the structural analysis outcomes, it was found that the interstorey drift ratio (ISDR) – maximum average heat flux impinging the structure (HFavg) EDP-IM pair was the most efficient. Moreover, it has to be noted that for this type of case study, the CA revealed to be a suitable and versatile tool to build a PFDM.
FIRE FRAGILITY CURVES FOR STEEL PIPE-RACKS EXPOSED TO LOCALISED FIRES / Randaxhe, Jerome; Vassart, Olivier; Tondini, Nicola. - (2020). ((Intervento presentato al convegno SiF 2020 tenutosi a Brisbane, Australia nel 30 November - 2 December 2020.
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|Titolo:||FIRE FRAGILITY CURVES FOR STEEL PIPE-RACKS EXPOSED TO LOCALISED FIRES|
|Autori:||Randaxhe, Jerome; Vassart, Olivier; Tondini, Nicola|
|Titolo del volume contenente il saggio:||SiF 2020 - 11th International Conference on Structures in Fire|
|Luogo di edizione:||Brisbane, Australia|
|Casa editrice:||The University of Queensland|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Citazione:||FIRE FRAGILITY CURVES FOR STEEL PIPE-RACKS EXPOSED TO LOCALISED FIRES / Randaxhe, Jerome; Vassart, Olivier; Tondini, Nicola. - (2020). ((Intervento presentato al convegno SiF 2020 tenutosi a Brisbane, Australia nel 30 November - 2 December 2020.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.1 Saggio in atti di convegno (Paper in proceedings)|