Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
Palaj, Gujarat, India
Safety Centre at IIT Gandhinagar is engaged in several areas of research and outreach related to fire safety. Primary areas of research include study of the behavior of structural systems subjected to fire and development of public utilities to enhance fire safety in general. Presently, there is a major ongoing project on this aspect. First is full-scale testing of building facade systems subjected to real fire - a project co-sponsored by UL and IITGN that aims to characterize behavior of fire, structural system, and facade system of a 3-storey office building constructed at IITGN campus. The talk will discuss highlights of the ongoing projects along with some previously completed projects on assessment of fire loads, simulation-based study of structural systems subjected to fire.