FIRES-T3: A Computer Program for the Fire Response of Structure-Thermal (Three-Dimensional Version).
FIRES-T3: A Computer Program for the Fire Response of
Structure-Thermal (Three-Dimensional Version).
Iding, R.; Bresler, B.; Nizamuddin, Z.
NIST GCR 95-682; UCB FRG 77-15; 178 p. June 1996.
Sponsor:National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB96-195300
computer programs; structures; temperature distribution;
heat flow; solids; thermal properties
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.