Steel Fire Designer's Handbook with Worked Examples

Steel Fire Designer's Handbook with Worked Examples : Nominal Fire Resistance according to EUROCODES

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Fire resistance of a building structure means the ability of the structure exposed to fire maintaining its strength for the appropriate time. To recognize the precise value of the duration in which the construction retains its capacity, is crucial for fire-resistant design. Fire analysis calculation takes into account the actual technical state of construction material exposed to thermal impact or fire load and provide you with the critical temperature, e.g. the temperature to which the structure maintains its capacity or advice you of the optimal fire protection of the structural elements. Why must we learn Fire Analysis? Because we do not want that we have fire protection, which is oversized and as well uneconomical. On the other hand we do not want that the construction is in fire risk and does not allow a safe evacuation, as well as fire extinguishing and rescue. In this book I will present a thorough overview of structural fire analysis according to nominal temperature-time curves according to Eurocodes. We will learn the following topics: - What is thermal action? - How to calculate temperature of protected and unprotected steel sections - How to create load combinations for the fire limit states - How to calculate fire resistance of structural members - How to calculate critical temperature - Fire protection systems for steel structures - Worked example of real structure All chapters will also provide you with worked examples which will cover theoretical part presented. At the end you will be presented a calculation of critical temperature and required fire protection for typical structural elements of real structure.
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About Primoz Kvaternik

Primoz Kvaternik is a director of GRSOFT Structural Engineering Company in Slovenia / EU. As a Structural Engineer with more than 15 years' experience in structural design on numerous architectural-engineering building projects both large and small, he has been working on project documentation for all types of building structures, including fire resistance calculation of building structures with consultation on the most appropriate fire protection. He has university degree in structural engineering and all possible licenses for the design and revision of project documentation for building structures at Slovenian Chamber of Engineers. He is currently teaching how to use Eurocodes as one of the most advanced building design codes on a world scale. He is teaching also how to use technology for solving daily engineering calculations, including software development as a support to structural engineering.
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