FT 701(A) Structures Behavior Under Fire Syllabus FT 7th semester Fire Technology(FT) RGTU/RGPV Syllabus

RGTU/RGPV Structures Behavior Under Fire Syllabus
FT 701(A) Structures Behavior Under Fire Syllabus
Fire Technology and Safetyl Engineering(FT) VII-7th Semester Syllabus

FT 701(A) Structures Behavior Under Fire Course Contents:

Unit I Principles of fire, mechanism & mode of fire spread in a building, development & growth of fire, Fully, developed fire, flash over, fire hazardous properties of solids, liquid, gaseous & volatile fluids, Time temperature grading curves, Heat balance for an enclosure during a fire, Fire severity & factors controlling fire severity, thermal properties of wall fixtures & geometrical properties of a room compartment, Thermal insulation heat transfer & radiation, calculation of fire resistance of a compartment, fire spread within, outside and between the buildings due to Propagation of heat, Flames
outside buildings, Reduction of risk of fires Explosions.

Unit II Effect of fire, Natural ventilation, Smoke movement in buildings, smoke moment in tall buildings, stack effect, wind effects, influence of openings in tall buildings, smoke shaft, smoke control during building design, Control of smoke spread, Mechanical ventilation, pressurization system & their types, Design of smoke control pressurization system for a building.

Unit III Fire protection to buildings, Building considered as whole, Fire planning & design, confinement of fire site planning access to fire fighting appliances, Exposure hazard, severity of exposure, its classification and factors affecting severity of exposure, Contribution of external walls & roof covering, Aspects of internal planning, reduction of fire spread, Concept of compartments & types, Construction of compartments, space and circulation, Principles and types of Fire & roof venting, Effect of wind on roof vent, Industrial building ventilation.

Unit IV Active Fire protection : Detection of fire & smoke, automatic fire extinction, sprinklers & spray, Foam system & chemical extinction, fire suppression.

Unit V Means of escapes & escape routes, Their design, planning and construction, Evacuation time & speed of movement, Escape staircase, Doors, halls and corridors to final exits, other means like high
level access, Ramps existing in buildings, Fire resistance of doors and windows, Glazing, floor tiles,Plaster, use of Plastics in building.

Unit VI Functional aspects of fire planning and designing in relation to thermal & sound insulation services, Lighting heating ventilation and water supply assessment of fire risk, Insurance.

References:
1. National Building Code of India – 1984 Part - IV
2. N.F.P.A. Handbook
3. Building Construction for the Fire Service by F. Barmigan
4. Fire Safety in Buildings by C.J. Langdon Thomas
5. Manual of Fireman ship.

List of Experiments(Expandable)
To study of development of fire effect.
To study the behaviour of materials.
To study means of escape routes, escape staircases
To study smoke and heat venting
To study of fire resistance tests of structural components (IS 1641: 1960
To study smoke movement and stack effect in high rise building
To study natural ventilation and mechanical ventilation
To study about the compartmentation
To study about actual design of smoke control pressurization

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