ASCE/SEI 7 appendix e proposal: Performance-based design procedures for fire effects on structures

Therese P. McAllister, Kevin J. Lamalva, Maria Eugenia Moreyra Garlock

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Abstract

The ASCE/SEI Technical Committee on Fire Protection was formed to support professional structural engineers conducting performance-based design of structural systems for fire effects with guidance documents. The Committee saw a need for an ASCE/SEI Standard 7 Appendix on fire effects on structures, and the authors led the development of a performance-based design method to support alternative approaches to prescriptive design methods. The use of performance-based design procedures for fire effects on structures is permitted by the alternative materials, design, and methods of construction provision in the building codes. The proposed Appendix fills a long-standing need within the industry to foster improved design and approval procedures for structural performance under fire conditions. The Appendix addresses fire, thermal, and structural topics that the structural engineer may need to understand or perform during a performance-based design, including general requirements, performance objectives, thermal analysis of fire effects, and structural analysis of fire effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructures Congress 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 Structures Congress
EditorsNathan Ingraffea, Mark Libby
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages807-818
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479117
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventStructures Congress 2015 - Portland, United States
Duration: Apr 23 2015Apr 25 2015

Publication series

NameStructures Congress 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 Structures Congress

Other

OtherStructures Congress 2015
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period4/23/154/25/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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