Fire Static and Dynamic Tests of Building Structures

Author: G.S.T. Armer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780419216803
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This book includes examinations of the role of full-scale buildings in the development of structural design methods and recommendations on improved construction practice and safety of building occupants in the event of fire and explosion.

Structural Design for Fire Safety

Author: Andrew H. Buchanan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470972890
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Structural Design for Fire Safety, 2nd edition Andrew H. Buchanan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Anthony K. Abu, University of Canterbury, New Zealand A practical and informative guide to structural fire engineering This book presents a comprehensive overview of structural fire engineering. An update on the first edition, the book describes new developments in the past ten years, including advanced calculation methods and computer programs. Further additions include: calculation methods for membrane action in floor slabs exposed to fires; a chapter on composite steel-concrete construction; and case studies of structural collapses. The book begins with an introduction to fire safety in buildings, from fire growth and development to the devastating effects of severe fires on large building structures. Methods of calculating fire severity and fire resistance are then described in detail, together with both simple and advanced methods for assessing and designing for structural fire safety in buildings constructed from structural steel, reinforced concrete, or structural timber. Structural Design for Fire Safety, 2nd edition bridges the information gap between fire safety engineers, structural engineers and building officials, and it will be useful for many others including architects, code writers, building designers, and firefighters. Key features: • Updated references to current research, as well as new end-of-chapter questions and worked examples. •Authors experienced in teaching, researching, and applying structural fire engineering in real buildings. • A focus on basic principles rather than specific building code requirements, for an international audience. An essential guide for structural engineers who wish to improve their understanding of buildings exposed to severe fires and an ideal textbook for introductory or advanced courses in structural fire engineering.

Polymers Fibers and Textiles A Compendium

Author: Jacqueline I. Kroschwitz
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN:
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Features carefully selected reprints from the world-renowned Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering. Contains complete articles written by leading authorities from industry, universities, and research institutes and provides specialists in the fields of fibers, textiles, and nonwoven fabrics with a wealth of information at their fingertips. The full texts, tables, figures, and references from the original work are reproduced here unchanged. Introductory material concerning nomenclature, SI units and conversion factors, and related information is included. Further enhanced by alphabetical organization, extensive cross references and a complete index.

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering Fibers Optical to Hydrogenation

Author: Herman F. Mark
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Entirely rewritten, this multi-volume work has been expanded to reflect the vast changes that have occurred in polymer & plastics technology over the past twenty years. Each volume contains approximately 850 pages, including about 200 tables & 3,000 literature citations. Over 100 new subjects are introduced in the new edition. Coverage includes natural & synthetic polymers, plastics, fibers, elastomers, computer topics, & processing. There is a 50% increase in pages devoted to engineering & processing, including CAD/CAM, Robotics & Composites. All computer topics in the Second Edition are totally new.