Begincolloquium – Jelmer Feenstra | Studievereniging KOers

Begincolloquium – Jelmer Feenstra

Two-Way Coupling of CFD Fire Simulations and FE Modelling on Thin Walled Steel Structures

The dangers of fire on structural integrity and human safety are well known. The influence of changes in system integrity on the behaviour of the fire is less well known. For instance, failure of a window or local element result in openings which change the fire behaviour, and consequently influence the fire load on the structural elements. This interaction can be studied by a two-way coupling of fire simulation, heat transfer analysis, and structural analysis. Results could contribute to a better understanding of fire and its behaviour.

This introductory colloquium will give an overview of the field of research, my progress and a detailed explanation of my approach.