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The overall objective of this project is to bring about a more rational approach to the design of composite steel framed buildings subjected to fire attack. The specific objectives may be summarized as follows:

-To demonstrate the true behaviour of natural fires in a real multi-storey steel framed building and to assess the effects of these fires on the structural steel framework and floor plates.

-To validate and develop existing analytical procedures, which purport to predict the behaviour of structural steel frames under fire conditions.

-To develop a rational approach based upon the observations and results from a series of full-scale fire tests and validated predictive models, for the design of steel framed buildings subject to fire attack.

-To contribute towards the development of an integrated natural fire safety philosophy (or risk and hazard assessment approach) for steel framed buildings. ldings.

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Authors: MARTIN D M, Corus, Swinden Technology Centre, Moorgate, Rotherham (GB);KIRBY B R, Corus, Swinden Technology Centre, Moorgate, Rotherham (GB);O CONNOR M A, Corus, Swinden Technology Centre, Moorgate, Rotherham (GB);TWILT L, TNO Bouw, Delft (NL);KRUPPA J, CTICM-CH, Saint-Remy-les-Cheveuse (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20029 EN (2001), pp. 200. Euro: 29.50
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ISBN: ISBN 92-894-1831-1
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