advanced analysis and design for fire safety of steel structures with 254 figures pdf

Advanced Analysis and Design for Fire Safety of Steel Structures presents a systematic description of recent research achievements on behaviors of structural steel
components in a fire, such as the catenary actions of restrained steel beams, the design methods of restrained steel columns and the membrane actions of concrete floor
slabs with steel decks in a fire.


Using a systematic description of structural fire safety
engineering principles, the authors illustrate the important difference between behaviors of isolated structural elements and restrained components in a global structure
under fire conditions. The book is also essential for structural engineers who wish
to improve their understanding of steel buildings exposed to fires. It is also an ideal
textbook for introductory courses in fire safety for a master degree programme in
structural engineering and a vital reading material for final year undergraduate students in civil engineering and fire safety engineering.


Furthermore, it successfully
bridges the information gap between fire safety engineers, structural engineers and
building inspectors, and will be of significant interest to architects, code officials,
building designers and fire fighters. We sincerely hope and anticipate that this book
will be useful to anyone interested or involved in this fascinating and technologically
important research area.


Since 1991 we have been devoted to the study of structural behaviors and analysis of steel structures in a fire. It is unimaginable that the work could have been
carried out, year-by-year, without financial support. Therefore we gratefully acknowledge the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 59478038,
59778032, 51008181), the National Natural Science Foundation of China for Distinguished Young Scholar (Grant No. 50225825), the Foundation for Innovative Research Groups of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos.


50321803, 50621062), the State Key Program of National Natural Science of China
(Grant No. 50738005), the Joint Research Fund for Overseas Natural Science of
China (Grant No. 50728805) and the Open Research Fund of the State Key Laboratory of Disaster Reduction in Civil Engineering (Grant No. SLDRCE09-TS-02) for
the financial support.


It is indeed a great pleasure to extend our “thank you” to all our colleagues and
former research students for their dedication to our research projects. Especially,he contributions to Chapter 2 from Dr. Yong Du, to Chapter 3 from Mr. Kai Chen
and Dr. Guobiao Lou, to Chapter 7 from Dr. Shixiong Guo and Dr. Yinzhi Wang,
to Chapter 8 from Dr. Weiyong Wang, to Chapter 9 from Dr. Shouchao Jiang and
Ms. Nasi Zhang, to Chapter 10 from Dr. Shouchao Jiang and to Chapter 11 from
Dr. Huangtin Zhou, Dr. Yong Du and Ms. Jueqian Huang. Their efforts are deeply
appreciated and acknowledged. Finally, we would like to thank the
editorial staff of
Springer Verlag and Zhejiang University Press for their great assistance.