Fire Resistance of Steel and Timber Structures

Architecture and Construction

About this course

The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of the design methods of structures at accidental situations, fire and explosion.

Learning outcomes

The course is conceived in order to give students following skills:

To understand the basic methods in fire engineering. To be able to develop possible fire scenarios and to understand various fire models. To predict the gas temperature in the fire compartment for the selected fire scenarios, to evaluate the fire load density and other fire parameters necessary for thermal analysis of the fire compartment. To be able to predict temperature of unprotected and protected structural elements and to be able to select / design suitable fire protection of those elements. To understand the specific problems related to structural analysis at fire. To be able to predict the mechanical load at fire and calculate internal forces of simple structures exposed to fire. To understand the effect of high temperature on mechanical properties of steel, concrete, timber and aluminium alloys. To be able to design steel, concrete, steel-concrete composite, timber and aluminium structures exposed to fire. To understand the purpose of fire testing, measurements and equipment of fire testing laboratory, large scale testing. To understand the models for load by explosion in open and closed space, structural analysis at explosion, structural damages and repair of structures. To understand the robustness of structures and to be able to design simple structures to ensure structural integrity.

Course requirements

Basic design of steel and timber structures at ambient temperature.


Lectures, seminars, self-study and exercises

Additional information

  • Credits
    ECTS 2
  • Contact hours per week
  • Instructors
    doc. Ing. Kuklík Petr CSc., Ing. Velebil Lukáš Ph.D., prof. Ing. Wald František CSc.
  • Mode of instruction
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Please note, for TalTech students there is an earlier deadline for applications - 18th June 2024


  • Start date

    23 September 2024

    • Ends
      16 February 2025
    • Term *
      Winter 2024/2025
    • Instruction language
    • Register between
      15 May - 29 Jul 2024
    Only 7 days to enrol
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