This book is an authoritative account of the latest developments in fire performance and fire resistant design of thin-walled steel structures. It provides a comprehensive review of recent research, including fire tests of thin-walled steel structural members and systems, numerical modelling of heat transfer and structural behaviour, elevated temperature material properties, methods of improving fire resistance of thin-walled steel structures, and performance based fire resistant design methods. Worked examples navigate the reader through some of the complexities of this specialist subject.
This is the first book devoted to the fundamental principles of this emerging subject, as thin-walled steel structures are increasingly being used in building construction. It will be valuable to fire protection engineers who want to optimise fire resistant design of thin-walled steel structures, and specialist manufacturers needing to control fire resistance of thin-walled steel structural systems, as well as to the research community.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Applications of thin-walled steel structures. Fire resistance tests. Fire resistance modelling. Elevated temperature properties of materials. Performance based design methods of thin-walled steel members at elevated temperatures.
Yong Wang is professor of structural and fire engineering at the University of Manchester, UK where he leads the Structural Resilience research group. He is author of Performance-Based Fire Engineering of Structures and Steel and Composite Structures: Behaviour and Design for Fire Safety also published by Taylor & Francis.
Ashkan Shahbazian is visiting assistant professor at Pars University, Tehran, Iran and adjunct assistant professor at the University of Coimbra, Portugal; and Head of Research and Technology at the Iranian Society of Structural Engineering.
Prof Mahen Mahendran is professor at Queensland University of Technology, Australia and has served for more than 35 years at six universities.
‘[This] is a valuable reference book for researchers and practitioners interested in understanding the behavior of thin-walled steel structures in fire and the rationale behind calculation-based methods for design of such structures under fire. It is highly recommended. As the first book devoted to this fast-growing topic, it manages to compile, in a clear and concise manner, a number of subjects which understanding is fundamental to approach the fire design of thin-walled structures.’
Thomas Gernsy, John Hopkins University, Fire Technology