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Publication Citation: Structural design for fire conditions: reliability-based resistance criteria

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Author(s): Therese P. McAllister; Bruce Ellingwood;
Title: Structural design for fire conditions: reliability-based resistance criteria
Published: May 04, 2013
Abstract: The new paradigm of performance-based fire engineering (PBFE), with its systematic approach to identifying building performance objectives, quantitative structural analysis to verify that these objectives have been achieved, and management of uncertainties provides incentives for engineered alternatives to traditional prescriptive approaches keyed to the ASTM Standard E119 fire test. Recent advances in fire science and engineering have made it possible to consider realistic fire scenarios and fire effects on the building structural system as a whole as part of a risk-informed design process, This paper describes an approach to developing reliability-based resistance criteria for use in practical structural engineering approaches to fire safety assurance.
Proceedings: Proceedings of 2013 Structures Congress
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Dates: May 1-4, 2013
Research Areas: Fire Resistance of Structures, Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience