(Scholarship Program) Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore

Scholorship Program : Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore

University of Edinburgh
PhD Research Studentship for Graduate Engineers
School of Engineering and Electronics

Assessing the fire resistance of earthquake damaged structures
Engineers routinely design structures for resisting fires. In regions of the world where there is a significant risk to structures from earthquakes, they also ensure that structures possess adequate resistance to the additional forces generated by earthquakes. In structural engineering it is generally assumed that the likelihood of two extreme events happening at same time is so miniscule that engineers do not consider combinations of two types of extreme loading, such as an earthquake or fire occurring at the same time as a hurricane. However this assumption breaks down for combination of earthquake followed by a fire. In relatively developed urban areas, the likelihood of fire actually increases in the event of an earthquake (because of damage to non-structural parts of a building, such as electrical wiring, gas mains etc.).

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