Design of buildings for prescribed levels of structural fire safety

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Proceedings titleASTM Special Technical Publication
ConferenceFire Safety: Science and Engineering: Papers Presented at Symp. on Application of Fire Science to Fire Engineering: 26 June 1984, Denver, CO, USA
Pages160175; # of pages: 16
Subjectfire safety; fire spread; fire resistance tests; architectural design; normalized heat load; destructive spread potential; failure probability; fire load; fire resistance; fire-resistance requirements; fire safety design; normalized heat load; real-world fire; second moment analysis; specific fire load; standard fire test; target failure probability; test fire; ventilation factor; Fire; securite incendie; developpement du feu; essai de resistance du feu; amenagement (architecture); charge calorifique normalisee
AbstractTwo techniques are outlined for designing buildings to meet prescribed probabilities of structural failure in fire. They require input information for seven variables; three of these variables, fire load, ventilation, and (experimentally determined) fire resistance, are random variables. Information on the randomness of the first and third variables is available. The second variable, ventilation, is taken into account with its most adverse value.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number25220
NPARC number20374402
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