Webinar: Stabilization of Steel Structures by Steel Cladding System in Fire (STABFI) - Häme University of applied sciences
Webinar: Stabilization of Steel Structures by Steel Cladding System in Fire (STABFI)
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Webinar: Stabilization of Steel Structures by Steel Cladding System in Fire (STABFI)

Traditionally the structural stability of steel building frames is ensured by frame action or bracing elements. Recent Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS) projects have demonstrated that significant cost savings can be achieved, if cladding panels forming the building envelope are used to provide stability. Cladding panels are typically sandwich panels or trapezoidal sheeting. However, these projects have not considered the fire limit state. The aim of the European RFCS project STABFI (Steel cladding systems for stabilization of steel buildings in fire) is to produce new information to cover the fire situation. The project is focused on single storey industrial and commercial buildings.

This webinar is to disseminate the research results of the project STABFI.

The webinar will be organized by HAMK Tech Research Unit on Wednesday 27.5.2020.

The webinar is free of charge and it is mainly held in English. The webinar is targeted to Finnish Designers and Researchers in the field of structural engineering, and, to all others interested in the webinar topic. A short introduction to the webinar in Finnish can be read here. / Tiedote webinaarista suomeksi on luettavissa täällä.


The preliminary agenda is as following.

STABFI Webinar on Wednesday 27.5.2020:

9:00-9:30 Introduction to stressed skin design, Kristo Mela, TAU
9:30-10:00 Stabilization of steel structures by steel cladding system in fire (STABFI), Kristo Mela, TAU
10:00-10:30 Fire resistance behavior of sandwich panels and sheeting, Jyrki Kesti, Ruukki
10:30-11:45 Questions and Answers
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:30 Fire resistance tests of steel structures stabilized by steel claddings, Mikko Malaska, TAU
11:30-12:00 Stressed skin design of Trapezoidal Sheeting at Sweco, Mei Wang, Sweco
12:00-12:15 Questions and Answers
12:15-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-14:00 Stabilization of steel structures by sandwich panels at ambient temperature, Marsel Garifullin, TAU
14:00-14:30 Stabilization of industrial building by steel cladding when exposed to fire, Zhongcheng Ma, HAMK
14:30-15:00 Stressed skin design in case of fire, Kristo Mela, TAU
15:00-15:15 Questions and Answers
15:15-15:20 Conclusions


Please register by the following link before 22.5.2020. ZOOM will be used for the webinar and the web link of virtual meeting room will be sent via email before the webinar day.

The webinar will be recorded, and, shared to the participants after the webinar.

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If you have any inquiries regarding the webinar, please don’t hesitate to contact zhongcheng.ma@hamk.fi.