The popular CFD code FDS is adopted to predict the thermal behaviors of steel columns exposed to localized fires. Two real localized fire tests (one surrounded fire test that the column is inside the fire source and one adjacent fire test that the column is adjacent to the fire source) are modeled in FDS. The effects of input parameters such as grid size and number of solid angles on the accuracy of the numerical results have been investigated. Experimental results concerning heat fluxes and temperatures are compared with the numerical results. Good agreements between the predicted and measured results are found in surrounded fire case, whilst acceptable predictions are given in adjacent fire case.
Zhang, C. and Li, G. (2011), "Thermal Response of Steel Columns Exposed to Localized Fires-Numerical Simulation and Comparison with Experimental Results", Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, Vol. 2 No. 4, pp. 311-318. https://doi.org/10.1260/2040-23126.96.36.1991Download as .RIS
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