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Title: Structural analysis and design in case of fire after earthquake
Authors: Faggiano, Beatrice
Esposto, Matteo
Zaharia, Raul
Pintea, D.
Keywords: Earthquake engineering
Fire protection engineering
Earthquake resistant design
Buildings -- Earthquake effects
Structural analysis (Engineering)
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: University of Malta. Department of Building & Civil Engineering
Citation: Faggiano, B., Esposto, M., Zaharia, R., & Pintea, D. (2008). Structural analysis and design in case of fire after earthquake. In Mazzolani, F. M., Mistakidis, E., Borg, R. P., Byfield, M., De Matteis, G., Dubina.,..Wang, Y. (Eds.), Urban habitat constructions under catastrophic events: COST Action C26 (pp. 81-86). Malta: University of Malta. Dept. of Building & Civil Engineering.
Abstract: The fire following earthquake is a low probability high consequence hazard. According to the Directive of the European Commission issued on 21 December 1988, the construction works must be designed and built in such a way that in the event of an outbreak of fire the load bearing capacity of the construction can be assured for a specific period of time, the generation and spread of fire and smoke within the building and to neighbouring constructions are limited, the occupants can leave the injured place by themselves or be rescued by other means and the safety of rescue teams is considered. Consequently, the behaviour in fire of structures which have been damaged by earthquakes represents an important investigation field since in many cases fires break out after a seismic event, giving rise to a real catastrophe. [excerpt from Description]
ISBN: 9789990944402
Appears in Collections:Urban habitat constructions under catastrophic events : COST Action C26

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