Performance Requirements for Fireproofing Materials
Methods of providing fire protection for structural steel usually involve the application of non-combustible heat-insulating materials such as gypsum, concrete, asbestos, brick, or tile....

Fire Safety in High Rise Buildings

Fire Resistance of Unprotected Steel Columns
Fire resistance of unprotected steel columns is examined by standard fire test and numerical analyses based on a 1,000 D F (538 D C) critical temperature for failure. It is shown that...

Use of Trees as Bench Marks in Expansive Clays
The use of fire hydrants, utility poles, and trees as temporary or permanent bench marks for construction control is well established in surveying practice. Recent observations of trees...

Watershed Behavior after Forest Fire in Washington

Optimum Fire Resistance of Structures
The influence of various significant parameters on the required structural fire protection of buildings is examined. In particular, the influence of the probability of the occurrence of...

Drag Reduction Application in Fire Fighting Systems
Predictions concerning the maximum friction reduction by drag reducing polymeric additives are presented. It was found that in rough firehoses, a reduction of about 60% in friction losses...

Weather Modification for Alaska Fire Control

Fire Intensity-Resistance Evaluation
Computer-aided procedures have been developed to allow architects and engineers with no previous computer experience to predict the theoretical fire rating of different layers of fireproofing...

Fire in Vegetation Management: It's Effects on Soil

Ablative Coatings for Structural Fire Protection
If ablative coatings are used to protect reentry vehicles under severe aerodynamic heating, why can they not be used to protect structural steel in fires? To answer this question, it is...

Evolution of the Use of Plywood for Structures
From 1940 to 1965, use of softwood plywood increased from 1 billion to 13 billion sq ft, the increase being mostly in building construction. Major construction uses are sheathing and subflooring....

Steel Buildings and Fire Protection in Europe
Recent trends in steel building construction in Europe; influence of improved and automatic welding equipment and more general use of basic electrodes are noted; behavior of steel under...

Research for Survival
Army's $50 million research program includes providing better fire power by nuclear weapons and guided missiles, improving tube artillery and light infantry weapons, improving...

Research for Survival
Army's $50 million research program includes providing better fire power by nuclear weapons and guided missiles, improving tube artillery and light infantry weapons, improving...

Research on Fire Resistance of Prestressed Concrete
Program of Fire Research Center of Portland Cement Assn comprises two separate parts; tests with large furnaces and small-scale research on concrete and steel at high temperatures; 40...

Research on Fire Resistance of Prestressed Concrete
Program of Fire Research Center of Portland Cement Assn comprises two separate parts; tests with large furnaces and small-scale research on concrete and steel at high temperatures; 40...

Public Services on Controlled Access Highways
Determination of need for services including disabled vehicle service, police and fire protection and ambulance service, fuel, food, communication and information for urban, rural and...

Timber Bridges on the Railways
Use and advantages of timber trestles on railways; resume of current studies looking toward improved design and service life, with special emphasis on need for efficient fire retardant...

Steel Buildings and Fire Protection in Europe
Recent trends in steel building construction in Europe; influence of improved and automatic welding equipment and more general use of basic electrodes are noted; behavior of steel under...

 

 

 

 

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