Photonic Crystals: Advances in Design, Fabrication, and Characterization
Kurt Busch, Stefan Lölkes, Ralf B. Wehrspohn, Helmut Föll
Wiley, Apr 12, 2004 - Science - 380 pages
Bridging the gap between structural and fire engineering, this widely acclaimed introduction to the structural design of buildings and building elements exposed to fire has been thoroughly updated.
Structural Design for Fire Safety, Second Edition begins with the fundamentals of fires and fire safety, giving an introduction to real fire exposure and the response of structures to such fires and outlining the important contribution of structural fire resistance to overall fire safety. Methods of calculating fire severity and achieving fire resistance are described, including fire performance of the main structural materials including structural steel, reinforced concrete and timber construction. Particularly valuable are the design sections, where the earlier material is synthesised and recommendations are made for rational design of building structures exposed to fires.
This thoroughly updated edition includes a new chapter on composite steel–concrete construction, updated references, building codes, case studies and worked examples as well as describing new developments of the past ten years, including advanced calculation methods and computer programs.
Provides updated references and international building codes as well as new end–of–chapter questions and worked examples, and teaching aids via an accompanying website.