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Structural fire loads : theory and principles / Leo Razdolsky.


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Razdolsky, Leo.
Publication date:
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2012.
  • Book
  • xv, 447 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"International Code Council."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"A complete guide to designing structures to better withstand the effects of fires of various growths Structural Fire Loads: Theory and Principles combines the disciplines of structural engineering and fire protection engineering by offering a screening tool that can be used by engineers to perform preliminary assessments of fire as a load and its impact on structures. The book covers slow, medium, fast, and ultra-fast fire growth and fires in combination with seismic loads. Neither the 2009 IBC nor ASCE-7 considers fire a structural design load in buildings when prescriptive resistive design methods are used. However, the ICC Performance Code for Building and Facilities requires that the structural integrity of a building be evaluated and maintained to limit fire impact. This practical guide bridges the gap between structural engineering and fire protection engineering when fire is considered a design load. Structural Fire Loads features: Practical examples for fire protection and structural engineering design presented in a simple, step-by-step computational format; Details on slow, medium, fast, and ultra-fast fire growth; A Solutions Manual for equations presented in chapters 6 and 7; NIST Best Practices and Surveys for Fire Loads; A single source that outlines how fire impacts structures. Authoritative coverage: Overview of Current Practice; Structural Fire Load and Computer Models; Differential Equations and Assumptions; Simplifications of Differential Equations; Fire Load and Severity of Fires; Structural Analysis and Design"-- Provided by publisher. "This practical guide provides a single source for evaluating how fire impacts structures and how to design structures to better withstand the effects of fires of various growths"-- Provided by publisher.
International Code Council.

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