Fire propagation by façades

The propagation of fire by façade is one of the fastest development routes in a building. For this reason, the measures to limit the external propagation of fire are a very important aspect to consider, even more so when we talk about tall buildings.

This line of work is oriented to the evaluation of the influence of the configuration, the design and the façade materials in the propagation of fires, Combines the experimental analysis of the materials with the realization of computer simulations (CFD).


Main results of this line of research:

Pastor, E., Corberó, B., Rios, O., Giraldo, M. P., Haurie, L., Lacasta, A., Cuerva, E., Planas, E. (2016). Compartment and Façade Large Scale Tests: Behavior Comparison of Different Insulating Materials in Case of Fire. Applications of Structural Fire Engineering. January 18 2016.

Giraldo M. P., Lacasta, A. M., Avellaneda, J. (2015). CFD simulation study on fire propagation in wooden façades and the influence of façade's geometry. In Proceedings of the 1st European Workshop Fire Safety of Green Buildings: Berlin, Germany, 6-7 October 2015(pp. 36-39).

Corbero B. Anàlisi de la reacció i resistència al foc de diferents materials constructius a partir de proves experimentals a gran escala. Master thesis, 2014.

Giraldo, M.P., Lacasta, A., Avellaneda, J. and Burgos, C. Computer-simulation study on fire behaviour in the ventilated cavity of ventilated façade systems. 1st International Seminar for Fire Safety of Façades. MATEC Web of Conferences, 9, 2013.

Giraldo, M.P., Avellaneda J., Lacasta, A.M., Rodriguez V. Computer-simulation research on building-facade geometry for fire spread control in buildings with wood claddings. Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering 2012, Auckland, 2012.