A Risk Based Framework for Time Equivalence and Fire Resistance

Law, Angus, Stern-Gottfried, Jamie and Butterworth, Neal (2015) A Risk Based Framework for Time Equivalence and Fire Resistance. Fire Technology, 51 4: 771-784. doi:10.1007/s10694-014-0410-9

Author Law, Angus
Stern-Gottfried, Jamie
Butterworth, Neal
Title A Risk Based Framework for Time Equivalence and Fire Resistance
Journal name Fire Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0015-2684
Publication date 2015-07
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10694-014-0410-9
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 51
Issue 4
Start page 771
End page 784
Total pages 14
Place of publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Periods of fire resistance are pervasive in the field of fire engineering. They are the basis of prescriptive structural fire guidance and also the end result of some quantitative analyses. Time equivalence methods are one such calculation approach that is used to define periods of fire resistance. However, these calculations often do not inherently consider the fundamental design challenges. These challenges are the fire safety goals and the constraints of the building and the physical world. The appropriate balance of these challenges is a solution. This paper further defines these concepts and gives examples of their application in the context of time equivalence analysis. It is found that the existing time equivalence methods do not adequately consider the challenges. An alternative framework, adopting a risk based approach, enables appropriate consideration of the goals and constraints to obtain a solution for structural fire resistance. This approach is sufficiently flexible that its component pieces can be improved and updated as new engineering techniques become available.
Keyword Design
Time equivalence
Travelling fires
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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