Structural Design for Fire Safety by Andrew H. Buchanan Anthony K. Abu
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Presenting a comprehensive overview of the fire resistance of building structures, this key text brings together a large volume of material from many sources on this increasingly important topic. Starting with the fundamentals of fires and fire safety, the book gives an introduction to real fire exposure and the response of structures to such fires, outlining the important contribution of structural fire resistance to overall fire safety. Methods of calculating fire severity and achieving fire resistance are described, including fire performance of the main structural materials including structural steel, reinforced concrete and timber construction. Particularly valuable elements of the book are its design sections (incorporating international methods), where the earlier material is synthesised and recommendations are made for rational design of building structures exposed to fires.Structural Design for Fire Safety provides expert guidance on:? Interpreting code requirements for fire safety? Understanding the concepts of fire severity and fire resistance? Estimating time-temperature curves for fully developed compartment fires? Understanding the behaviour of structural elements and buildings exposed to fires? Designing steel, concrete and timber structures to resist fire exposure? Assessing the fire performance of existing structuresIn addition, the book includes valuable calculations and worked examples, unavailable elsewhere.This is an essential book for structural engineers who wish to improve their understanding of buildings exposed to severe fires. It is also an ideal textbook for introductory courses in fire safety in a civil or structural engineering degree programme, and is vital reading for final year students in fire protection and fire safety engineering. Furthermore, it successfully bridges the information gap between fire safety engineers, structural engineers and building inspectors, and will be of significant interest to architects, code officials, building designers and firefighters.
Fires in buildings have at all times been a menace to human life and property. The menace will increase as bigger numbers of individuals dwell and work in larger buildings all through the world. Professor Buchanan’s curiosity in structural hearth engineering was initiated by Professor Brady Williamson within the 1970s on the College of California at Berkeley, and developed throughout his subsequent profession as a practising structural engineer, then as a tutorial. Dr Abu was launched to the topic by Professor Ian Burgess and Professor Roger Plank on the College of Sheffield in 2004, and has since labored with quite a few consultants within the area.New Zealand turned one of many first international locations to undertake a efficiency‐based mostly constructing code within the late 1980s, stimulating a requirement for certified hearth engineers. This led to the institution of a Grasp’s Diploma in Fire Engineering on the College of Canterbury, the place one of many core programs is structural hearth engineering, now taught by Dr Abu. The lecture notes for that course have grown into this guide. Many masters and PhD college students have carried out analysis which has contributed to our data of fireplace security, and far of that’s reported right here.
Professor Buchanan and Dr Abu have each been concerned in lots of issues of fireplace security and hearth resistance, designing hearth resisting elements for buildings, helping producers of fireplace defending supplies, and serving on nationwide hearth security committees. Preparation of this guide wouldn’t have been doable with out the assistance of many individuals. We want to thank Charley Fleischmann, Michael Spearpoint, Peter Moss, Rajesh Dhakal and different colleagues within the Division of Civil and Pure Sources Engineering on the College of Canterbury, and a lot of graduate college students. Many individuals offered useful feedback on the textual content, figures, and underlying ideas, particularly Philip Xie, Melody Callahan, and a lot of mates and colleagues within the worldwide structural hearth engineering neighborhood.
This guide is barely a starting; the issue of fireplace security could be very outdated and won’t go away. We hope that this guide helps to encourage rational enhancements to structural hearth security in buildings all through the world. The second version has been a very long time coming due to devastating earthquakes in Christchurch and different unexpected difficulties. We hope that it has been definitely worth the wait. This guide is an introduction to the structural design of buildings and constructing parts uncovered to fireside.
Structural hearth resistance is mentioned in relation to total ideas of constructing hearth security. The guide brings collectively, from many sources, a big quantity of fabric referring to the fireplace resistance of constructing buildings. It begins with fundamentals, giving an introduction to fires and hearth security, outlining the necessary contribution of structural hearth resistance to total hearth security. Strategies of calculating hearth severity and attaining hearth resistance are described, together with hearth efficiency of the primary structural supplies.
Crucial elements of the guide are the design sections, the place the sooner materials is synthesised and suggestions are made for rational design of constructing parts and buildings uncovered to fires. This guide refers to codes and requirements as little as doable. The emphasis is on understanding structural behaviour in hearth from first ideas, permitting structural hearth security to be offered utilizing rational engineering strategies based mostly on nationwide structural design codes. This guide is primarily written for practising structural engineers and college students in structural engineering who must assess the structural efficiency of metal, concrete or timber buildings uncovered to undesirable fires.
Structural Design for Fire Safety
Author(s): Andrew H. Buchanan; Anthony Kwabena Abu
Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2017
• Updated references to current research, as well as new end-of-chapter questions and worked examples.
•Authors experienced in teaching, researching, and applying structural fire engineering in real buildings.
• A focus on basic principles rather than specific building code requirements, for an international audience.
An essential guide for structural engineers who wish to improve their understanding of buildings exposed to severe fires and an ideal textbook for introductory or advanced courses in structural fire engineering.
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