How much fire resistance is really needed?

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Journal titleConcrete International: Design and Construction
Pages4044; # of pages: 5
Subjectfire resistance; probability; building failures; failure; reliability; normalized heat load; fires; fire tests; probability; ventilation; Performance of:; résistance au feu; probabilité; délabrement
AbstractPresents a method for correlating the performance of building elements in real-world fires and test fires using the concept of normalized heat load, whereby the time at which a structure fails in standard tests can be related to the six input variables that determine the destructive potential of real-world fire. The technique provides information on the fire resistance required for achieving any prescribed level of failure probability.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number30238
NPARC number20377875
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