Chapter 7. Prolog to Applications

  1. Robert W. Fitzgerald

Published Online: 19 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470863285.ch7

Building Fire Performance Analysis

Building Fire Performance Analysis

How to Cite

Fitzgerald, R. W. (2004) Prolog to Applications, in Building Fire Performance Analysis, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470863285.ch7

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:

  • fire safety system;
  • sprinklered and nonsprinklered buildings;
  • design fire;
  • automatic sprinkler suppression;
  • fire growth hazard classification;
  • barrier effectiveness;
  • curve performance;
  • structural frame behavior: the Fr curve;
  • risk characterizations;
  • microanalysis and macroevaluation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Tools of the trade

  • Fire prevention

  • Building types

  • Selection of the room of origin

  • Design fire concepts

  • The design fire

  • Performance analysis overview

  • Fire Performance: M curve analysis

  • Fire Performance: A curve analysis

  • Putting it together: the L curve

  • Structural frame behavior: the Fr curve

  • Smoke analysis

  • Risk characterizations

  • Summary

  • Reference