Fire endurance: some design considerations

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Journal titleEngineering Digest
Pages14; # of pages: 4
Subjectfire resistance; design criteria; constraints; thermal movements; construction technology; Performance of:; resistance au feu; critere de conception; contrainte; mouvement thermique; technologie de la construction
AbstractCertain principles of fire endurance, considering both the thermal and the structural role of different parts and materials of a building, are described. Thermal movements and stresses, restraint in compression and flexural members, the design of supports and fastenings are discussed. Three examples - steel studs, steel joists, suspended ceilings - are used to illustrate how to manage certain problems by applying the principles explained in the paper.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number11465
NPARC number20373979
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Record created2012-07-23
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