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[en] Fire ; CFD ; Finite element ; coupling ; FDS ; SAFIR
[en] The article presents 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. In particular, a weak coupling methodology used to simulate a fire exposed structure by modelling the fire development in the compartment, the heat penetration in the structure and the mechanical response is described. A practical application is also shown.
The financial support of ArcelorMittal and of the Province of Trento through the Call 3 - postdoc 2009 (Outgoing) - FIRAS project are gratefully acknowledged.