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FIRES-T3: A Computer Program for the Fire Response of Structure-Thermal (Three-Dimensional Version).


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Iding, R.; Bresler, B.; Nizamuddin, Z.

NIST GCR 95-682; UCB FRG 77-15; 178 p. June 1996.

Sponsor:

National Science Foundation, Washington, DC
National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB96-195300

Keywords:

computer programs; structures; temperature distribution; heat flow; solids; thermal properties

Abstract:

This report documents the computer program FIRES-T3 (FIre REsponse of Structures - Thermal - Three-Dimensional Version). The program evaluates the temperature distribution history of general three-dimensional solids or composites such as reinforced concrete subjected to fire environments. There are also options for two-dimensional and one-dimensional heat flow analyses. FIRES-T3 is based on a finite element formulation which considers the temperature dependence of thermal properties and the nonlinearities inherent in modeling the fire boundary condition. The finite element formulation, the idealization of the fire boundary condition, and the general numerical approach used in the program are discussed. Included in the report are appendices that provide input instructions for FIRES-T3, sample problems with listings of their input and output, and a complete Fortran listing of the computer program.