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Title: Introduction to fire design
Authors: Wald, Frantisek
Burgess, I.
Keywords: Fire resistant materials
Fire protection engineering
Buildings -- Design and construction
Construction industry -- Fires and fire prevention
Eurocodes (Standards)
Computational fluid dynamics
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: University of Malta. Department of Building & Civil Engineering
Citation: Wald, F., & Burgess, I. (2008). Introduction to fire design. 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. 5-10). Malta: University of Malta. Dept. of Building & Civil Engineering.
Abstract: There are a number of approaches to ensure the safe design of structures under fire conditions. This range is from a simple elemental prescriptive approach to a more advanced structural fire engineering approach. In the simple approach, realistic structural and fire behaviour are ignored and optimum design solutions in terms of safety and economy may not be reached. By considering the actual fire and structural behaviour, through more advanced methods, any weak links within the design can be identified and rectified, allowing safer, more robust, and possibly more economical buildings to be constructed. This paper presents the state of the art of fire safety, introduces the benefits of using a performance-based approach to fire engineering, and calls attention to European materials, freely available on the Internet, which support such design. [Excerpt from Introduction]
Description: This section contains also the Table of contents and an Introduction by F. M. Mazzolani.
ISBN: 9789990944402
Appears in Collections:Urban habitat constructions under catastrophic events : COST Action C26

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