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Title: Fire Resistance, Rational Approach, Basic Philosophy
Author(s): Jan Bobrowski
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 231-256
Keywords: building codes; concrete slabs; economics; failure mechanisms; fire resistance; fire tests; limit state design; optimization; prestressed concrete; reinforced concrete; safety factor; structures
Abstract:The paper summarises the current knowledge of the behaviour of concrete structures in fire. It reviews briefly the relationship between safety and economy. It recommends the acceptance of partial factors of safety covering the nature of the structure and the consquences of failure in addition to those covering materials and loads.
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