OPTIMUM RELIABILITY OF A STEEL TAPERED PORTAL FRAME STRUCTURE EXPOSED TO FIRE

Tamás Balogh, László Gergely Vigh

Abstract


In this study, the optimum reliability of a tapered steel portal frame structure is presented for several cases. The aim of the research is to define target reliability indices for fire design situation since some research works (Balogh and Vigh, 2015a; 2015b) pointed that the achievable reliability (with using the prescriptive rules of Eurocode standards) is lower in extreme and seismic design situations than the suggested target value in (EN0, 2002). It seems that the target reliability indices of (JCSS, 2000) are preferable in these cases. In this paper, the optimum reliability is investigated as described in (Holickỳ, 2011), but total cost function is formulated with two decisive variables with respect to the amount of active and passive safety measures. The structural reliability is obtained with the help of a complex FORM (First Order Reliability Method) algorithm. The results of this investigation can help also to answer the question, whether active or passive safety measures are more effective tools to achieve optimal solutions in case of fire design of steel portal frames.

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