Faculty Advisor

Albano, Leonard D.

Faculty Advisor

Barnett, Jonathan R.

Abstract

An experimental procedure used to create a non-uniform fire in a model-scale enclosure is described. Three steel columns were installed in the enclosure, and surface temperature data was obtained. The columns represented full-size columns from a sample rigid frame building that was designed as part of this project. Column loads were calculated and combined with the temperature data in finite element analysis to determine stresses and deformations within the columns. Possible impacts on future design methods are discussed.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering

Advisor Program

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Program

Fire Protection Engineering

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