This book provides a general introduction to the three-dimensional analysis and design of buildings for resistance to the effects of fire and is intended for a general readership, especially those with an interest in the design and construction of buildings under severe loads. A major aspect of design for fire resistance involves the building elements or components. The emphasis is placed on structure, which has a primary role in preventing serious damage or structural collapse. Much of the material in this book examines building structures.The designed examples are based on three-dimensional finite elements.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG