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Structural Fire Engineering: From Principles to Design
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Structural Fire Engineering: From Principles to Design (Paperback)

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Structural Fire Engineering: From Principles to Design is a comprehensive handbook to fire safety in structural design. Designers, civil engineers and structural engineers will find a go-to reference for the principles of structural fire safety that underlie the Eurocodes. This book covers the diverse types of structure and materials currently in use, including concrete, steel, masonry, composite steel and concrete, timber, and aluminum and its alloys. In addition, it offers practicing designers and engineers a comprehensive, landmark guide to fire safety in the design of structures, relating physical principles to Eurocode design.

Fire is an ancient danger, but due to novel methods of calculation, structural fire design is rapidly evolving. In structural fire design, designers must take into account physical phenomena at high temperatures. That is, they must understand the principles behind the fire safety methods that are in sue. The scope of design procedures given in the Eurocodes, and the effects of design procedures on the huge variety of materials and structures in use, therefore poses a challenge.

Architecture & DesignArchitectureArchitecture: professional practiceBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesConstruction & heavy industryConstruction industry Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc Publication Date: 01/09/2021 ISBN-13: 9780128197912  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Joao Paulo Correia Rodrigues is Professor of Civil Engineering and Fire Safety Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST) of the Technical University of Lisbon. His research focusses on the fire safety of structures, the behaviour of structural and non-structural materials at high temperatures, and fire safety engineering. He has published nearly 400 articles, and has participated in numerous international working groups on fire safety. He is an expert in the field of fire safety engineering.

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