New Engineers Under Fire


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Title: New Engineers Under Fire

Author(s): Michael L. Tholen and Amy Reineke Trygestad

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 27

Issue: 7

Appears on pages(s): 45-48

Keywords: fire resistance; fire rating; temperature effects; end point

Date: 7/1/2005

College courses cover fire resistance requirements briefly, if at all, leaving new engineers with little knowledge of methods used to calculate the fire endurance of structures. This article in the Practical Design series provides an introduction to the effects of fire on reinforced concrete. Two of the most common methods of calculating fire resistance to satisfy code requirements are also discussed.