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Structural Fire Engineering gives practical design guidance on the application of structural fire engineering to specialist structural engineers; bringing together fire engineering and structural engineering - disciplines which are interlinked in design of structures. Structural Fire Engineering discusses the European standards in the context of fire engineering design and conformity to the requirements of the regulations. Containing a number of worked examples to illustrate the options for design, this book will primarily demystify the subject of structural fire engineering and identify the available design options to fulfil statutory requirements. The final chapters deal with specific issues which have arisen over the last few years and identify gaps in knowledge in relation to the performance of buildings in fire.
"Drysdale's book is by far the most comprehensive - everyone in the
office has a copy...now including me. It holds just about
everything you need to know about fire science."
After 25 years as a bestseller, Dougal Drysdale's classic introduction has been brought up-to-date and expanded to incorporate the latest research and experimental data. Homework problems are included, with solutions, and others are available on the accompanying website at www.wiley.com/go/drysdale. Essential reading for all involved in the field from undergraduate and postgraduate students to practising fire safety engineers and fire prevention officers, "An Introduction to Fire Dynamics" is unique in that it addresses the fundamentals of fire science and fire dynamics, thus providing the scientific background necessary for the development of fire safety engineering as a professional discipline.
"An Introduction to Fire Dynamics"Includes experimental data relevant to the understanding of fire behaviour of materials;Features numerical problems with answers illustrating the quantitative applications of the concepts presented;Extensively course-tested at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Edinburgh, and widely adopted throughout the world;Will appeal to all those working in fire safety engineering and related disciplines.
This book describes principles, industry practices and evolutionary methodologies for advanced safety studies, which are helpful in effectively managing volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environments within the framework of quantitative risk assessment and management and associated with the safety and resilience of structures and infrastructures with tolerance against various types of extreme conditions and accidents such as fires, explosions, collisions and grounding. It presents advanced computational models for characterizing structural actions and their effects in extreme and accidental conditions, which are highly nonlinear and non-Gaussian in association with multiple physical processes, multiple scales, and multiple criteria. Probabilistic scenario selection practices and applications are presented. Engineering practices for structural crashworthiness analysis in extreme conditions and accidents are described. Multidisciplinary approaches involving advanced computational models and large-scale physical model testing are emphasized. The book will be useful to students at a post-graduate level as well as researchers and practicing engineers.
This textbook is packaged with Navigate 2 Preferred Access that unlocks Navigate 2 TestPrep: Fire Investigator, a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. Through a clear, concise presentation, this text will assist fire investigators in conducting complex fire investigations. Written by talented professional fire investigators from the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI), this text covers the entire span of the 2014 Edition of NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations and addresses all of the job performance requirements in the 2014 Edition of NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator. This text is the benchmark for conducting safe and systematic investigations. Fire Investigator: Principles and Practice to NFPA 921 and 1033 is also appropriate for use in the Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education's (FESHE) Fire Investigation I and Fire Investigation II model courses.
This book bridges the gap between risk assessment and fire safety engineering like few other resources. As all required knowledge for Probability and Statistics for Fire Engineering is included in the preliminary chapters, the book is suitable for teaching Fire Engineering components in a wide range of engineering courses for senior graduates and for postgraduate students of Fire Engineering. It will also serve as a comprehensive reference for professionals. This book describes the theory and the models involved in risk analysis, and includes case studies of multiple fire scenarios. Building fire safety and human behavioural responses to these scenarios show the benefits of risk-based fire safety design. It offers huge international appeal with case studies and examples from across the world. It applies probabilistic and stochastic models to fire initiation, fire growth, smoke spread and human behaviour.
Although effective fire sprinkler systems are crucial to public safety, for years, the designers of those systems had few published resources to reference and guide them through their design processes. The first edition of this book changed all that, and now The Design and Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems Second Edition suits their needs even better.
It brings together, in a concise format, the key elements of the
loads produced from explosive sources, how they interact with
structures and the way structures respond to them. Explosive
sources include gas, high explosives, dust and nuclear
Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Tested techniques for designing fire-resistant structuresStructural Fire Loads bridges the gap between prescriptive and performance-based methods for the design of fire-resistant buildings. The book streamlines complex computer analyses so that an approximate analytical expression can be easily used in structural fire load analysis and design. Simplified versions of energy, mass, and momentum equations are provided in dimensionless form with their solutions in tabular form. Step-by-step examples using standard structural systems, such as beams, trusses, frames, and arches, are also presented in this practicalguide. Using the proven methods in this book, all types of fires can be addressed in the design process. Coverage includes: Overview of current practice Structural fire load and computer models Differential equations and assumptions Simplifications of differential equations Fire load and severity of fires Structural analysis and design
Advanced Analysis and Design for Fire Safety of Steel Structures systematically presents the latest findings on behaviours of steel structural components in a fire, such as the catenary actions of restrained steel beams, the design methods for restrained steel columns, and the membrane actions of concrete floor slabs with steel decks. Using a systematic description of structural fire safety engineering principles, the authors illustrate the important difference between behaviours of an isolated structural element and the restrained component in a complete structure under fire conditions. The book will be an essential resource 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 master's degree programs in structural engineering, and is excellent 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. Dr. Guoqiang Li is a Professor at the College of Civil Engineering of Tongji University, China; Dr. Peijun Wang is an Associate Professor at the School of Civil Engineering of Shandong University, China.
The Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual, Ninth Edition is the most up-to-date inspection reference manual for those interested in fire protection, fire safety, and life safety inspections. It provides step-by-step guidance through the complete fire inspection process, with special emphasis on life safety considerations. This text identifies dangerous and hazardous conditions that could be encountered in a structure and spells out the chief areas the inspector should be focused on during an inspection. Inspectors should use the Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual, Ninth Edition to identify existing deficiencies, imminently dangerous conditions, or a fault in a procedure or protocol that may result in a fire. Six new chapters have been added to make sure fire inspectors have the knowledge and resources available to effectively conduct all types of fire inspections. These new chapters include: * Chapter 5 Certification and Training for Inspectors * Chapter 6 Green Technologies and the Inspector * Chapter 24 Commissioning Process for Fire Protection Systems * Chapter 25 Accessibility Provisions * Chapter 26 Grass, Brush, and Forest Fire Hazards * Chapter 27 Tunnels More than three hundred codes and standards form the basis for the criteria, recommendations, and requirements that are found throughout the text. Early chapters provide important background information, while the second half presents inspection guidelines for specific fire protection systems and occupancies that are based on the Life Safety Code (R). This text is packaged with an access code that provides free access to easy-to-follow checklists to help you remember and record every important detail. Whether you're just starting your career as a fire inspector or ready to brush up on the basics, the Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual, Ninth Edition has the reliable inspection advice you need.
Fundamentals of Search and Rescue (FUNSAR), Second Edition is a comprehensive resource for new and experienced search and rescue (SAR) personnel. Providing an overview of all aspects of search and rescue procedures and equipment, FUNSAR teaches the essential techniques employed by nearly all successful search and rescue personnel. FUNSAR offers an in-depth and practical approach to search and rescue and is recommended for all emergency responders. The Second Edition has been fully updated to meet the needs of today's SAR personnel, highlighting the most current equipment and technology and focusing on proven and effective search and rescue techniques. All areas of search and rescue are covered, from choosing the best clothing and footwear for the environment, to packing light and improvising, to tracking and locating subjects. Ideal for both paid and volunteer professionals, this essential resource combines dynamic features with the latest and most comprehensive content. Dynamic Features * Search and Rescue Tips reinforce key information for conducting SAR operations * Safety Tips alert SAR personnel to both expected and potentially unanticipated hazards * Listed resources provide suggestions for further study of each chapter's topics * Full-color photos and illustrations support and help clarify the text Comprehensive Content * Guidelines to ensure SAR personnel are both physically and mentally prepared for search and rescue * Important legal and ethical considerations for search and rescue * A wide variety of SAR equipment, clothing, and technology, and when each should be used * Survival and improvisational methods in various environments * Tracking methods and navigation tools
A Complete Training Solution for Hazardous Materials Technicians and Incident Commanders! In 1982, the authors Mike Hildebrand and Greg Noll, along with Jimmy Yvorra, first introduced the concept of the Eight-Step Process (c) for managing hazardous materials (hazmat) incidents when their highly regarded manual, Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident was published. Now in its revised fourth edition, this text is widely used by fire fighters, hazmat teams, bomb squads, industrial emergency response teams, and other emergency responders who may manage unplanned hazardous materials incidents. As a result of changing government regulations and consensus standards, as well as the need for terrorism response training, Mr. Noll and Mr. Hildebrand have modified and refined their process of managing hazmat incidents and added enhanced content, tips, case studies, and detailed charts and tables. The Revised Fourth Edition contains comprehensive content covering: * Hazard assessment and risk evaluation * Identifying the problem and implementing the response plan * Hazardous materials properties and effects * Identifying and coordinating resources * Decontamination procedures * The Eight-Step Process (c) * Personal protective equipment selection * Procedures for terminating the incident The Revised Fourth Edition's dynamic features include: * NFPA 1072 and 472 Correlation Guide for the Hazardous Materials Technician and Hazardous Materials Incident Commander levels * Correlation matrix to the National Fire Academy's Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Bachelor's (Non-Core) Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials Course (C0274) * Realistic, detailed case studies * Practical, step-by-step skill drills * Important hazardous materials technician and safety tips Also available to support Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, Fourth Edition: * Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, Fourth Edition Field Operations Guide * Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident, Fourth Edition Student Workbook * Navigate TestPrep: Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident * Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations, Third Editio
Each new print copy of Fire Officer: Principles and Practice also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. The Complete Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II Training Solution The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are pleased to bring you the third edition of Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills, the next step in the evolution of Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II training. With superior teaching and learning tools, the first and second editions of Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills set a new benchmark in fire fighter training. Now the NFPA, IAFC, and Jones & Bartlett Learning are proud to raise the bar for the fire service again. Comprehensive Content The third edition covers the entire spectrum of the 2013 Edition of NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, as well as the requirements for Operations level responders in the 2013 Edition of NFPA 472: Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. From fire suppression to hazardous materials to emergency medical care, this one volume covers all of Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II training requirements. Tools for Success * Skill drills leave the confines of the printed page. See skills performed in real-time by swiping QR Codes with your smart phone or tablet. * Quickly identify Fire Fighter II content and skill drills through clear visual roadmaps. * Rapidly access content through clear and concise Knowledge and Skill Objectives with page references, as well as NFPA 1001 and 472 correlations. * Encourage critical thinking skills. Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II case studies offer students a genuine context for applying the knowledge presented in the chapter. Dynamic Technology Solutions World-class content joins instructionally sound design in a user-friendly online interface to give both educators and students a truly interactive and engaging learning experience with: * Web Tools, including an Audio Book * Learning Management System * eBook * Interactive Lectures * TestPrep
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