Easy verification of fire resistance for steel, concrete and timber structures
Programs for Fire Resistance Design
The programs enable easy verification of structural elements exposed to fire. Together with programs FIN 2D and FIN 3D, these represent a comprehensive solution for analysis of the fire resistance of steel, concrete and timber structures.
Programs Steel Fire, Concrete Fire and Timber Fire are basic designing programs for the analysis of fire resistance of structures. These programs serve for verification of both manually entered cross-sections and whole structures created in FIN 3D and FIN 2D programs. It is possible to select the temperature curves and the design methods (the 500° isotherm and zone methods for concrete structures and the methods of reduced cross-section or characteristics for timber structures). User can also specify the fire detail, which is the style of exposure to fire. There are both unprotected details, when the element is exposed to direct fire from several sides and protected details when the fire resistance of the structure is increased by a fire protection.
Fundamental designing programs are complemented by supporting programs Parametric Temperature Curve and Heat Transfer. The Parametric Temperature Curve program makes easier the fire analysis of structures. Based on given topology of the fire compartment, it calculates the course of parametric temperature curve, which can be used in the verification of steel and concrete structures. The curve is calculated on the basis of the amount of fire load in the compartment and unlike other temperature curves thus the temperature decreases from a certain point. Using Heat Transfer program, the temperature development in a steel structure and the surrounding gas during a fire can be determined. Both of these programs are available free of charge.