Journal History

The APPLICATIONS OF STRUCTURAL FIRE ENGINEERING (ASFE) is an edition of serial international conferences´ proceedings published by the Czech Technical University in Prague. The first title is connected to International Conference held in Prague on 19-20 February, 2009.

The main purpose of the conference was to present European practice in structural fire engineering tending more and more to acceptance of the benefits to be gained from performance-based approaches to fire-resistant design. The proceedings from the first Applications of Structural Fire Engineering conference presents the state of the art in the development and application of both simple and advanced performance-based design methods for concrete, steel and timber structures.

Since 2009 the conferences of ASFE edition as well as proceedings have been appearing once per two years.

The spectrum of relevant research themes covered by the ASFE edition encompasses fire modelling, heat transfer to structural elements, numerical modelling of thermo-structural behaviour at elevated temperatures, structural fire testing at elemental and structural scales, the development of simplified design methods and studies based on the structural Eurocodes. Practical design case studies demonstrating the ways in which performance-based structural fire safety design methods have been applied to real projects, and the economic and safety implications of using these methods in place of the traditional rules, are also included.

Proceedings are available both in printed and online version.