Razdolsky, Leo,

Structural fire loads theory and principles / [electronic resource] : by Leo Razdolsky. - New York, N.Y. : McGraw-Hill Education LLC., c2012. - xv, 447 p. : ill., figs., tables.

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

A. About the international code council -- B. About the author -- C. Foreword -- D. Preface -- E. Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction -- Objectives and goals -- Structural design requirements review -- References -- 2. Overview of current practice -- Introduction -- T-equivalence method -- Parametric fire curves -- References -- 3. Structural fire load and computer modeling -- Introduction -- Two-zone model: cfast -- Field model -- Summary -- References -- 4. Differential equations and assumptions -- Definitions and classifications -- Conservation of energy and mass equations -- Conservation of momentum -- Dimensionless parameters and equations -- Real fire modeling with convection -- References -- 5. Simplifications of differential equations -- International code requirements review -- Structural fire load design -- Hydrodynamic model -- Large-size fire compartment -- References -- Appendix 5a -- 6. Fire load and severity of fires -- Fire-load survey data -- Defining parameter α for t-square fire growth period -- Maximum temperature versus opening factor -- Time-equivalence method -- Comparison of parametric and structural fire-load curves -- Passive fire protection design -- References -- Appendix 6a -- 7. Structural analysis and design -- Introduction -- Fire severity and dynamic coefficient -- Application of general mechanical creep theory -- Elastoviscoplastic models -- References -- Appendix 7a.

Structural Fire Loads bridges the gap between prescriptive and performance-based methods for the design of fire-resistant buildings. The book streamlines complex computer analyses so that an approximate analytical expression can be easily used in structural fire load analysis and design. Simplified versions of energy, mass, and momentum equations are provided in dimensionless form with their solutions in tabular form. Step-by-step examples using standard structural systems, such as beams, trusses, frames, and arches, are also presented in this practical guide. Using the proven methods in this book, all types of fires can be addressed in the design process.



9780071789738 (print ISBN) 0071789731 (print ISBN)

201212409


Building, Fireproof.
Live loads.
Structural failures --Prevention.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General).

TH1065 / .R28 2012

624.1

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