Publications

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Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  1. Mergny E., Gernay T., Drion G., Franssen J.-M. (2019). “Hybrid fire testing in a non-linear environment using a proportional integral controller”. Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, 10(2), 245-258
  2. Gernay T. (2019). “Fire resistance and burnout resistance of reinforced concrete columns“. Fire Safety Journal104, 67-78
  3. Elhami Khorasani N., Gernay T., Fang, C. (2019). “Parametric study for performance-based fire design of US prototype composite floor systems“. Journal of Structural Engineering ASCE, 145(5): 04019030.
  4. Gernay T., Van Coile R., Elhami Khorasani N., Hopkin D. (2019). “Efficient uncertainty quantification method applied to structural fire engineering computations“. Engineering Structures, 183, 1-17
  5. Gernay T., Elhami Khorasani N., Garlock M. (2018). “Fire fragility functions for steel frame buildings: Sensitivity analysis and reliability framework“. Fire Technology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10694-018-0764-5
  6. Gernay T., Gamba A. (2018). “Progressive collapse triggered by fire induced column loss: Detrimental effect of thermal forces “. Engineering Structures, 172, 483-496
  7. Sauca A, Gernay T., Tondini N., Robert F., Franssen J.-M. (2018). “Hybrid Fire Testing: Discussion on stability and implementation of a new method in a virtual environment“. Journal of Structural Fire Engineering9(4), 319-341. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSFE-01-2017-0017
  8. Elhami Khorasani N., Gernay T., Garlock M. (2017). “Data-Driven Probabilistic Post-Earthquake Fire Ignition Model for a Community“. Fire Safety Journal, 94, 33-44
  9. Molkens T., Van Coile R., Gernay T. (2017). “Assessment of damage and residual load bearing capacity of a concrete slab after fire: Applied reliability-based methodology“. Engineering Structures, 150, 969-985
  10. Franssen J.-M., Gernay T. (2017). “Modeling structures in fire with SAFIR®: Theoretical background and capabilities“. Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, 8(3), 300-323
  11. Gernay T. (2016). “A method to measure the sensitivity of building structural members to fire decay phases“. Acta Polytechnica, 56(4), 344-352
  12. Gernay T. (2016). “Fire performance of columns made of normal and high strength concrete: A comparative analysis“. Key Engineering Materials, 711, 564-571
  13. Franssen J.-M., Zhao B., Gernay T. (2016). “Experimental Tests and Numerical Modelling on Slender Steel Columns at High Temperatures“. Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, 7(1), 30-40
  14. Gernay T., Elhami Khorasani N., Garlock M. (2016). “Fire Fragility Curves for Steel Buildings in a Community Context: A Methodology“. Engineering Structures, 113, 259-276
  15. Chu T.B., Gernay T.,Dotreppe J.-C., Franssen J.-M. (2016). “Steel hollow columns with an internal profile filled with self-compacting concrete under fire conditions“. Proc. of the Romanian Academy. Series A, Mathematics, Physics, Technical Sciences, Information Science, 17(2), 152-159
  16. Dumont F., Wellens E., Gernay T., Franssen J.-M. (2016). “Loadbearing capacity criteria in fire resistance testing“. Materials and Structures, 49, 4565-4581
  17. Gernay T., Franssen J.-M. (2015). “A Performance Indicator for Structures under Natural Fire“. Engineering Structures, 100, 94-103
  18. Gernay T., Franssen J.-M. (2015). “A plastic-damage model for concrete in fire: Applications in structural fire engineering“. Fire Safety Journal, 71, 268-278
  19. Gernay T., Millard A., Franssen J.-M. (2013). “A multiaxial constitutive model for concrete in the fire situation: Theoretical formulation“. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 50(22-23), 3659-3673
  20. Zaharia R., Vulcu C., Vassart O., Gernay T., Franssen J.-M. (2013). “Numerical analysis of partially fire protected composite slabs“. Steel and Composite Structures, 14(1), 21-39. DOI: 10.12989/scs.2013.14.1.021
  21. Gernay T., Dimia M.S. (2013). “Structural Behaviour of Concrete Columns under Natural Fires“. Engineering Computations, 30(6), 854 – 872.
  22. Gernay T., Franssen J.-M. (2012). “A formulation of the Eurocode 2 concrete model at elevated temperature that includes an explicit term for transient creep“. Fire Safety Journal, 51, 1-9
  23. Vassart O., Bailey C. G, Hawes M., Nadjai A., Simms W. I, Zhao B., Gernay T., Franssen J.-M. (2012). “Large-scale fire test of unprotected cellular beam acting in membrane action“. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings, 165(7), 327–334
  24. Gernay T. (2012). “Effect of Transient Creep Strain Model on the Behavior of Concrete Columns Subjected to Heating and Cooling“. Fire Technology, 48(2), 313-329
  25. Dimia M. S, Guenfoud M., Gernay T., Franssen J.-M. (2011). “Collapse of concrete columns during and after the cooling phase of a fire“. Journal of Fire Protection Engineering, 21(4), 245–263
  26. Gernay T., Rigo P. (2010). “Analysis of ship impact on lock gates – Seine-Escaut Est waterway“. Mathematical Modelling in Civil Engineering, 6(4), 43-55
  27. Gernay T. (2010). “Optimization and analysis of lock gates in the framework of the “Seine-Escaut Est” waterway upgrading”. Bulletin of the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses, (141), 11-26

Book Chapters

  1. Gernay  T., Elhami Khorasani N. (2019). Resilience of the built environment to fire and fire-following-earthquake. In Farsangi E.N., et al. (Eds.), Resilient Structures and Infrastructure. Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., ISBN: 978-981-13-7445-6.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  1. Ni S., Van Coile R., Hopkin D., Elhami Khorasani N., Gernay T. (2019). Sensitivity studies of the resilience of RC columns to various fire scenarios. 40th IABSE Symposium – The Evolving Metropolis (Proc. of 40th IABSE) (pp. xx). New York City, NY, Sep 4-6.
  2. Gernay T., Elhami Khorasani N. (2019). Demonstrating performance-based fire design of composite buildings. 40th IABSE Symposium – The Evolving Metropolis (Proc. of 40th IABSE) (pp. xx). New York City, NY, Sep 4-6.
  3. Van Coile R., Hopkin D., Elhami Khorasani N., Lange D., Gernay T. (2019). Permanent and live load model for probabilistic structural fire analysis: A review. 3rd Int. Conf. on Structural Safety under Fire and Blast Loading (Proc. of CONFAB 2019) (pp. xx). London, UK, Sep 2-4.
  4. Van Coile R., Hopkin D., Elhami Khorasani N., Gernay T. (2019). Demonstrating adequate safety for a concrete column exposed to fire, using probabilistic methods. 15th Int. Conf. and Exhibition on Fire Science and Engineering. (Proc. of Interflam 2019) (pp. xxx). London, U.K., Jul 1-3.
  5. Hopkin D., Fu I., Gernay T., Elhami Khorasani N., Van Coile R.. (2019). The MaxEnt method for probabilistic structural fire engineering – Performance for multi-modal outputs. 15th Int. Conf. and Exhibition on Fire Science and Engineering. (Proc. of Interflam 2019) (pp. xxx). London, U.K., Jul 1-3.
  6. Van Coile R., Gernay T., Elhami Khorasani N., Hopkin D. (2019). Exploratory study into a safety format for composite columns exposed to fire. Applications of Structural Fire Engineering Conf. (Proc. of ASFE 2019) (pp. xxx). Singapore, Jun 13-14.
  7. Qureshi R., Ni S., Elhami Khorasani N., Van Coile R., Hopkin D., Gernay T. (2019). Effect of probabilistic strength retention factors for steel and concrete on structural reliability of columns in fire. 3rd Int. Fire Safety Symposium (Proc. of IFireSS 2019) (pp. xxx). Ottawa, Canada, Jun 5-7.
  8. Gernay T. (2019). Defining a burnout resistance rating to compare structural components under real fires. 3rd Int. Fire Safety Symposium (Proc. of IFireSS 2019) (pp. xxx). Ottawa, Canada, Jun 5-7.
  9. Stephani, A., Van Coile, R., Elhami Khorasani, N., Gernay, T., Hopkin, D. (2018). Probabilistic model for steel yield strength retention factor at elevated temperatures: Influence of model choice on structural failure fragility curve for steel columns exposed to fire. 16th International Probabilistic Workshop (IPW). Vienna, Austria, Sep 12-14.
  10. Van Coile, R., Gernay, T., Elhami Khorasani, N., Hopkin, D. (2018). Evaluating uncertainty in steel-composite structure response under fire – Application of the ME-MDRM. Structures in Fire (Proc. of the 10th Int. Conf.) (pp. 893-900). Ulster University, UK, Jun 6-8.
  11. Gernay, T., Gamba, A. (2018). Behaviour of steel frame structures under localised fire including progressive collapse during cooling. Structures in Fire (Proc. of the 10th Int. Conf.) (pp. 633-640). Ulster University, UK, Jun 6-8.
  12. Achenbach, M., Gernay, T., Morgenthal, G. (2018). Verification of a tabulated method of Eurocode for concrete columns using a response surface and advanced methods. Structures in Fire (Proc. of the 10th Int. Conf.) (pp. 101-106). Ulster University, UK, Jun 6-8.
  13. Mergny, E., Drion, G., Gernay, T., Franssen, J.M. (2018). A PI-controller for Hybrid Fire Testing in a non-linear environment. Structures in Fire (Proc. of the 10th Int. Conf.) (pp. 861-868). Ulster University, UK, Jun 6-8.
  14. Maraveas, C., Gernay, T., Franssen, J.M. (2018). An equivalent stress method for considering local buckling in beam finite elements in the fire situation. Structures in Fire (Proc. of the 10th Int. Conf.) (pp. 703-710). Ulster University, UK, Jun 6-8.
  15. Ferreira, J., Gernay, T., Franssen, J.M. (2018). Discussion on a systematic approach to validation of software for structures in fire. Structures in Fire (Proc. of the 10th Int. Conf.) (pp. 317-324). Ulster University, UK, Jun 6-8.
  16. Elhami Khorasani, N., Fang, C., Gernay, T. (2017). Performance-based fire design and the U.S. prescriptive guidelines: A comparative study. 39th IABSE Symposium – Engineering the Future (Proc. of 39th IABSE) (pp. 3377-3383). Vancouver, Canada, Sep 21-23. DOI: 10.2749/222137817822208500
  17. Maraveas, C., Gernay, T., Franssen, J.M. (2017). Buckling of steel plates at elevated temperature: Theory of perfect plates vs finite element analysis. 2nd Int. Conf. on Structural Safety under Fire and Blast Loading (Proc. of CONFAB 2017). London, U.K., Sep 10-12.
  18. Sauca, A., Mergny, E., Gernay, T., Franssen, J.M. (2017). A method for hybrid fire testing: development, implementation and numerical application. Applications of Structural Fire Engineering Conf. (Proc. of ASFE 2017) (pp. 225-234). Manchester, U.K., Sep 7-8.
  19. Gernay, T. Peric, V., Mihaylov, B., Molkens, T., Franssen, J.M. (2017). Effect of upgrading concrete strength class on fire performance of reinforced concrete columns. Applications of Structural Fire Engineering Conf. (Proc. of ASFE 2017) (pp. 189-198). Manchester, U.K., Sep 7-8.
  20. Maraveas, C., Gernay, T., Franssen, J.M. (2017). Sensitivity of elevated temperature load carrying capacity of thin-walled steel members to local imperfections. Applications of Structural Fire Engineering Conf. (Proc. of ASFE 2017) (pp. 19-29). Manchester, U.K., Sep 7-8.
  21. Elhami Khorasani, N., Fang, C., Gernay, T. (2017). Comparative fire analysis of steel-concrete composite buildings designed following performance-based and U.S. prescriptive approach. Applications of Structural Fire Engineering Conf. (Proc. of ASFE 2017) (pp. 131-140). Manchester, U.K., Sep 7-8.
  22. Molkens, T., Gernay, T., Caspeele, R. (2017). Fire resistance of concrete slabs acting in compressive membrane action. 2nd Int. Fire Safety Symposium (Proc. of IFireSS 2017) (pp. 661-668). Naples, Italy, Jun 7-9.
  23. Gernay, T. Elhami Khorasani, N., Garlock, M. (2017). Fire risk assessment of multi-story buildings based on fragility analysis. 2nd Int. Fire Safety Symposium (Proc. of IFireSS 2017) (pp. 25-32). Naples, Italy, Jun 7-9.
  24. Elhami Khorasani, N., Gernay, T., Garlock, M. (2016). Probabilistic Measures of Earthquake Effects on Fire Performance of Tall Buildings. SEMC (Proc. of the Sixth Int. Conf. on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation.) (pp. 1744-1749). Cape Town, South Africa, Sep 5-7.
  25. Sauca, A., Gernay, T., Robert, F., Tondini, N., Franssen, J.-M. (2016). A Novel Methodology for Hybrid Fire Testing. Proc. of the 6th European Conf. on Structural Control (10 p.). Sheffield, UK, Jul 11-13.
  26. Gernay, T., Selamet, S., Tondini, N., & Elhami Khorasani, N. (2016). Urban infrastructure resilience to fire disaster: An overview. Procedia Engineering (Elsevier), 161C, 1801-1805. WMCAUS, Prague, Czech Republic, Jun 13-17. 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.782
  27. Molkens, T., Gernay, T., Van Coile, R. (2016). Conversion of visual post fire measurements into fire severity with the aid of thermo-plastic analysis for retrofitting. Structures in Fire (Proc. of the 9th Int. Conf.) (pp. 893-900). Princeton, NJ, USA, Jun 8-10.
  28. Achenbach, M., Gernay, T., Morgenthal, G. (2016). Fire Resistance of Reinforced Concrete Columns Subjected to Standard Fire – Comparison of an Advanced and a Simplified Method. Structures in Fire (Proc. of the 9th Int. Conf.) (pp. 86-93). Princeton, NJ, USA, Jun 8-10.
  29. Elhami Khorasani, N., Gernay, T., Garlock, M. (2016). Fire fragility functions for community resilience assessment. Structures in Fire (Proc. of the 9th Int. Conf.) (pp. 909-916). Princeton, NJ, USA, Jun 8-10.
  30. Gernay, T., Elhami Khorasani, N., Garlock, M. (2016). Critical parameters in deriving fire fragility functions for steel gravity frames. Structures in Fire (Proc. of the 9th Int. Conf.) (pp. 917-924). Princeton, NJ, USA, Jun 8-10.
  31. Gernay, T., Franssen, J.-M. (2016). Towards a standard measure of the ability of a structure to resist a natural fire. Structures in Fire (Proc. of the 9th Int. Conf.) (pp. 861-868). Princeton, NJ, USA, Jun 8-10.
  32. Sauca, A., Gernay, T., Robert, F., Tondini, N., Franssen, J.-M. (2016). Stability in Hybrid Fire Testing. Structures in Fire (Proc. of the 9th Int. Conf.) (pp. 836-843). Princeton, NJ, USA, Jun 8-10.
  33. Gernay, T. (2015). Sensitivity of structures to fire decay phases: quantitative comparison of structural components made of different materials. Proc. of Int. Conf. ASFE (pp. 74-79). Dubrovnik, Croatia, Oct 15-16. DOI: 10.14311/asfe.2015.010
  34. Sauca, A., Gernay, T., Robert, F., Franssen, J.-M. (2015). Analysis of a concrete building exposed to natural fire. Proc. Int. Conf. ASFE (pp. 92-97). Dubrovnik, Croatia, Oct 15-16. DOI: 10.14311/asfe.2015.013
  35. Elhami Khorasani, N., Gernay, T., Garlock, M. (2015). Tools for Measuring a City’s Resilience in a Fire Following Earthquake ScenarioProc. IABSE Conference – Structural Engineering: Providing solutions to global challenges (pp. 886-889). Geneva, Switzerland, Sep 23-25. DOI: 10.2749/222137815818358088
  36. Gernay, T., Elhami Khorasani, N., Garlock, M. (2015). Fragility Analysis of a Steel Building in Fire. In A., Usmani, Y., Lu, & P., Das (Eds.), Proc. of the First Int. Conf. on Structural Safety under Fire & Blast – CONFAB 2015 (pp. 252-261). Glasgow, UK, Sep 2-4.
  37. Franssen, J.-M., Zhao, B., Gernay, T. (2014). Experimental tests and numerical modelling on eight slender steel columns under increasing temperatures. Proceedings of the 8th Int. Conf. on Structures in Fire (pp. 19-24). Shanghai, China, Jun 11-13.
  38. Franssen, J.-M, Cowez, B., Gernay, T. (2014). Effective stress method to be used in beam finite elements to take local instabilities into account. Proceedings of the 11th IAFSS Symposium (pp. 544-557). Christchurch, New Zealand, Feb 10-14. DOI: 10.3801/IAFSS.FSS.11-544
  39. Gernay, T., Franssen, J.-M. (2013). A multiaxial constitutive model for concrete in the fire situation. Proc. of the 13th Fire and Materials Conference (pp. 149-161). London, UK: Interscience Communications Ltd. San Francisco, USA, Jan 28-30.
  40. Zaharia, R, Gernay, T. (2012). Validation of the Advanced Calculation Model SAFIR Through DIN EN 1991-1-2 Procedure. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference ASCCS 2012 (pp. 841-848). Singapore, Jul 2-4.
  41. Gernay, T., Millard, A. (2012). A multiaxial concrete model for applications in structural fire engineering. In M., Fontana, A., Frangi, & M., Knobloch (Eds.), Proc. of the 7th Int. Conf. on Structures in Fire (pp. 531-540). ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Jun 6-8.
  42. Gernay, T., Dimia, M. S. (2011). Structural Behavior of Concrete Columns under Natural Fires including Cooling Down Phase. In H., Barros, R., Faria, C., Pina, & C., Ferreira (Eds.), Proc. of the Int. Conf. on Recent Advances in Nonlinear Models – Structural Concrete Applications (pp. 637-656). Coimbra, Portugal, Nov 24-25.
  43. Zaharia, R., Duma, D., Vassart, O., Gernay, T., Franssen, J.-M. (2011). Simplified Fire Design for Slim Floor Beams. In L., Dunai (Ed.), Proc. of 6th European Conf. on Steel and Composite Structures (pp. 1539-1544). Brussels, Belgium: ECCS European Convention for Constructional Steelwork, Budapest, Hungary, Aug 31-Sep 2.
  44. Zaharia, R., Duma, D., Vassart, O., Gernay, T., Franssen, J.-M. (2011). Simplified method for the temperature distribution in slim floor beams. In F., Wald, K., Horova, & J., Jirku (Eds.), Proc. of Int. Conf. Applications of Structural Fire Engineering (pp. 11-22). Print Prazska technika, Prague, Czech Republic, Apr 29-30.
  45. Gernay, T., Franssen, J.-M. (2011). A Comparison Between Explicit and Implicit Modelling of Transient Creep Strain in Concrete Uniaxial Constitutive Relationships. Proc. of the 12th Fire and Materials Conference (pp. 405-416). London, UK: Interscience Communications Ltd, San Francisco, USA, Jan 31-Feb 2.
  46. Gernay, T., Franssen, J.-M. (2010). Consideration of Transient Creep in the Eurocode Constitutive Model for Concrete in the Fire situation. In V., Kodur & J.-M., Franssen (Eds.), Proc. of 6th Int. Conf. Structures in Fire (pp. 784-791). Lancaster, PA, USA: DEStech Publications, Inc, Michigan State University, USA, Jun 2-4.
  47. Vassart, O, Bailey, C. G, Hawes, M, Nadjai, A, Simms, W. I, Zhao, B, Gernay, T., Franssen, J.-M. (2010). Large-scale fire test of unprotected cellular beam acting in membrane action. In J.-M., Franssen & V., Kodur (Ed.), Proc. of the 6th Int. Conf. Structures in Fire (pp. 398-406). Lancaster, PA, USA: DEStech Publications, Inc, Michigan State University, USA, Jun 2-4.
  48. Vulcu, C, Gernay, T., Zaharia, R, Franssen, J.-M. (2010). Numerical modelling of membrane action of composite slabs in fire situation. In V., Kodur & J.-M., Franssen (Eds.), Proc. of the 6th Int. Conf. Structures in Fire (pp. 474-483). Lancaster, PA, USA: DEStech Publications, Inc, Michigan State University, USA, Jun 2-4.
  49. Rigo, P, Gernay, T. (2009). Lock gates – Part B: Ship impact. PIANC International Workshop-Incom WG29: Innovations in navigation lock design, Edt. Ph Rigo, PIANC (pp. 25), Brussels, Belgium, Oct 15-16.

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