Fire Resistance, Rational Approach, Basic Philosophy

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Title: Fire Resistance, Rational Approach, Basic Philosophy

Author(s): Jan Bobrowski

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 59

Issue:

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

Date: 1/1/1979

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.