1st Edition

Fire-Resistant Design of Structures

    212 Pages 117 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book addresses the detailed analysis and design of structures under fire loads through the basic concepts. While fire and explosion characteristics of materials are discussed in detail, an estimate of fire load and integration to fire-resistant design is the main focus. The detailed design procedures include practical examples of various design codes from around the world. The scope of Fire-Resistant Design of Structures includes discussions related to the estimate of fire loads, analysis and design of structural members under fire, fire protection and firefighting systems, working principles, and suitability for various industrial applications. It provides comprehensive coverage regarding the analysis and design of structural systems under fire loads, in particular, and under elevated temperatures, in general.


    • Provides an understanding of fire loads, analysis, and design of various structural members
    • Includes detailed design methods and model studies
    • Covers in detail different types of firefighting equipment and their functions and applications

    1. Fire and Explosion. 2. Material Properties. 3. Fire Design. 4. Fire Protection.


    Srinivasan Chandrasekaran is currently a Professor in the Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He commands a rich experience in teaching, research, and industrial consultancy of about 29 years. He has supervised many sponsored research projects and offshore consultancy assignments, both in India and abroad. His active research areas include dynamic analysis and design of offshore structures, structural health monitoring of ocean structures, risk and reliability, fire-resistant design of structures, use of Functionally Graded Materials (FGM) in marine risers, and Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) management in process industries. He was a visiting fellow under the Ministry of Italian University Research (MIUR) invitation to the University of Naples Federico II for 2 years. During his stay in Italy, he researched the advanced nonlinear analysis of buildings under earthquake loads and other impact loads with experimental validation on full-scaled models. He has authored about 170 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals and refereed conferences organized by professional societies worldwide. He has authored 22 textbooks, which various publishers of international repute publish. He is an active member of several professional bodies and societies, both in India and abroad. He has also conducted about 20 distance-education programs on various engineering subjects for the National Program on Technology-Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), Govt. of India. He is a vibrant speaker and delivered many keynote addresses at international conferences, workshops, and seminars organized in India and abroad.

    Prof. Gaurav Srivastava is the Dr Vilas Mujumdar Chair Associate Professor in Civil Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar. His main research interests lie in the area of structural fire engineering. He has been involved in experimental and simulation studies related to different kinds of fires including building facade fires and is working toward the development of efficient analysis of structures under fire to enable more comprehensive performance-based design procedures and assessment of building facade systems in fire conditions. He is also interested in developing analytical and algorithmic tools for solving structural dynamics and uncertainty quantification problems.