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Sensitivity Analysis on Design Parameters

June 06, 2016


Reza Imani, Pierre Ghisbain, Ali Ashrafi


Proceeding of the 9th International Conference on Structures in Fire, June 8-10 2016, Princeton University, USA


Performance based fire engineering has recently been the focus of several studies due to its well-known benefits and the short-comings of the traditional prescriptive design methods. However, the method is not often used extensively because of the large number of parameters and decisions involved in the process. This study presents a framework to conduct a number of sensitivity analyses to help the engineer determine which of several parameters used in a performance based design can affect the outcome significantly. 


Performance based fire engineering; fire sensitivity analysis