Fire Exposed Structural Elements 7.5 Credits

Brandutsatta konstruktionselement
First cycle, S0007B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 13 Jun 2016

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 13 Feb 2018

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Fire Safety Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Building Technology

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Physics 1 - F0004T, Fire dynamics I - S0003B and Fire dynamics II - S7002B

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
The overall aim of the course is to obtain understanding regarding

• fundamental material properties during fire conditions, and response of constructions exposed to fires
• the basics of design of construction elements and simple constructions with respect to fire

 After the course the students shall:

• be oriented in building construction
• be able to select and master fundamental design methods for design of load bearing constructions
• have acquired a general education on building construction regarding concepts, constructions, load bearing performance in       case of fire, building fire protection, and evacuation in case of fire
• be informed on fundamental material properties under fire exposure
• understand the basic requirements on constructions exposed to fire
• understand the basics for design and dimensioning of fire exposed construction elements under tensile, compressive, and     bending loads


Material data is studied for building materials at elevated temperatures, as well as the basic principles of the behavior of constructions exposed to fire. The later part of the course handle how the Eurocodes, which are adapted in the construction regulation of Boverket, shall be applied for determining critical temperatures and critical loads on unprotected columns and beams, as well as for dimensioning of fire protection of columns and beams.


The course consists of lectures, assignments, laboratory exercises. The course end with a written exam with differentiated grades. In order to obtain a final grade it is also required that the assignments and lab reports are approved.


Written examination with differentiated grades, assignments and lab reports. In order to write the exam it is required that the assignments are approved.

Alexandra Byström

Transition terms
The course S0007B is equal to S0004B

Literature. Valid from Spring 2017 Sp 4 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

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Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.