Graduation thesis represents behavior of structural elements made from stainless steel in case of fire.
The general rules according to the European standard SIST EN 1993-1-2 to determine design
resistance of the steel structural element for fire conditions are presented. The main focus was to
determinate behavior of stainless steel column exposed to the standard fire. Buckling resistance of the
column was calculated with a simplified method from the standard SIST EN 1993-1-2. Mechanical
and thermal properties of the stainless steel were compared to the carbon steel. The structural
performance of the stainless steel RHS column from grade 1.4301 and carbon steel column from grade
S235 was studied. Stainless steel tends to be stronger and stiffer at temperatures which are higher than
500°C. Behavior of the cold worked stainless steel in fire was analyzed within European research
project. In this project new methods for structural fire resistant design were invented, which are also
represented at the end of this thesis.