Feb 2013 update: Read more about this work and how it ended up in a real building in this post.
We have won the 2011 Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize in the Technology category for the paper "The Influence of Travelling Fires on a Concrete Frame" (published in Engineering Structures 33).
|Winners of the 2011 Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize. Dr Law is is second from the right.|
| Progression of the 2.5% and the 25% travelling fires across the floor plate (Fig 4 in the paper)|
Temperature profiles for the average rebar in the final bay (Fig. 8. in the paper)
The Science of Risk Prize was launched by Lloyd’s in 2010 to stimulate cutting edge research into the latest emerging risks facing businesses.
For more details on the work, see here the paper (open access), a poster and related presentation.
NOTE: My team also won the 2010 Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize in the same category with a paper on the modelling of tunnel fires. Two in a row :)