Fire Safety Engineering Design of Structures

Fire Safety Engineering Design of Structures

by J. A. PURKISS, John A. Purkiss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750606096

ISBN-13: 9780750606097

Pub. Date: 02/01/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Whilst the majority of the text is concerned with structural design, aspects such as escape, evacuation and smoke control are also covered. The text gives the background to the limit state fire design of structures using both hand calculations and computer simulation. It covers design both to current British Standards and Eurocodes for all common structural

Overview

Whilst the majority of the text is concerned with structural design, aspects such as escape, evacuation and smoke control are also covered. The text gives the background to the limit state fire design of structures using both hand calculations and computer simulation. It covers design both to current British Standards and Eurocodes for all common structural materials. The book commences with an overview of the rationale of limit state fire design before going on to discuss, in general terms, the methods that may be used. It then covers compartment temperature time responses in a natural fire before discussing the standard fire test. The next main section is concerned with the physical behaviour of materials at elevated temperatures before considering the performance and design of structural elements and structures in concrete, steel, timber and masonry exposed to fire conditions. The book concludes with a section on assessment of structures following a fire and methods of repair of fire damaged structures. The text is annotated with reference to recent research, includes worked examples as appropriate and includes full references. As far as the author is aware no current English text covers both Eurocode and British Standard design methods.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750606097
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS INCLUDE: Preface; Acknowledgements; Notation; Fire safety engineering; Design philosophies; Prescriptive approach; Behaviour of natural fires; Calculation approach; Properties of materials at elevated temperatures; Design of concrete elements; Design of concrete elements; Design of steel elements; Composite construction; Design of timber elements; Masonry, aluminium, plastics and glass; Frames; Assessment and repair of fire-damaged structures; Postscript; References; Appendix; Index.

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