Relationship between fire resistance and fire tolerance

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TypeArticle
Journal titleFire and Materials
ISSN0308-0501
Volume2
Issue4
Pages154162; # of pages: 9
Subjectfire resistance; fire safety; fire compartments; Performance of:; resistance au feu; securite incendie; compartiment coupe feu
AbstractMuch of the information accumulated on the fire resistance of 'dividing` elements can be utilized in the design of buildings for fire safety, if the fire tolerance values are converted into fire resistances. Three methods of conversion, one based on the concept of equal temperature- time areas, the second on the concept of equal maximum temperatures, and the third, the Law method, are critically examined and handy conversion tools presented. In the case of the 'key` elements of buildings, basing the fire safety design on fire resistance information is not recommended.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-817
NRC number17136
1486
NPARC number20386114
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Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2016-05-09
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