Chapter 3. Basic Concepts

  1. Robert W. Fitzgerald

Published Online: 19 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470863285.ch3

Building Fire Performance Analysis

Building Fire Performance Analysis

How to Cite

Fitzgerald, R. W. (2004) Basic Concepts, in Building Fire Performance Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470863285.ch3

Author Information

  1. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAY 2005
  2. Published Print: 26 MAY 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470863268

Online ISBN: 9780470863282

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Keywords:

  • performance evaluation;
  • space/barrier organization;
  • zero-strength barrier;
  • established burning (EB);
  • full room involvement (FRI);
  • limit of flame movement;
  • structural frame evaluation (Fr);
  • risk characterizations;
  • fire prevention effectiveness

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Concepts and definitions

  • Performance evaluations