Probability-Based Structural Fire Load

Probability-Based Structural Fire Load

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Leo Razdolsky
Cambridge University Press, 8/25/2014
EAN 9781107038745, ISBN10: 110703874X

Hardcover, 350 pages, 25.3 x 17.7 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

In the structural design of airframes and buildings, probability-based procedures are used to mitigate the risk of failure as well as produce cost-effective designs. This book introduces the subject of probabilistic analysis to structural and fire protection engineers and can also be used as a reference to guide those applying this technology. In addition to providing an understanding of how fire affects structures and how to optimize the performance of structural framing systems, Probability-Based Structural Fire Load provides guidance for design professionals and is a resource for educators. The goal of this book is to bridge the gap between prescriptive and probability-based performance design methods and to simplify very complex and comprehensive computer analyses to the point that stochastic structural fire loads have a simple, approximate analytical expression that can be used in structural analysis and design on a day-to-day basis. Numerous practical examples are presented in step-by-step computational form.

1. Introduction
2. Introduction to probability theory
3. Random processes
4. Very fast fire severity
probabilistic structural fire-resistance design
5. Fast fire and life-cycle cost analysis
6. Medium fire severity and thermal-diffusivity analysis
7. Slow fire severity and structural analysis and design.