Structural Fire Loads: Theory and Principles (Hardcover)

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Structural Fire Loads: Theory and Principles (Hardcover)


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Tested techniques for designing fire-resistant structures

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.

Coverage includes:

  • 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
Leo Razdolsky, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., has more than 45 years' experience in structural engineering. His expertise includes high-rise and mid-rise building design, field inspections, and construction management. Specialty projects include stadiums, cable structures, exhibition halls and pavilions, power plants, cooling towers, and bridges. Dr. Razdolsky has been teaching various structural engineering courses at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University for more than 15 years. For the past five years, he has been conducting research connected with the analytical methods of obtaining the structural fire load and high-rise building design subjected to abnormal fire conditions. Dr. Razdolsky is currently a member of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's (CTBUH's) Fire & Safety Working Group.
Product Details ISBN: 9780071789738
ISBN-10: 0071789731
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Publication Date: June 13th, 2012
Pages: 448
Language: English