Temperature Calculation in Fire Safety Engineering

  • Ulf Wickström

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  13. Back Matter
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About this book


This book provides a consistent scientific background to engineering calculation methods applicable to analyses of materials reaction-to-fire, as well as fire resistance of structures. Several new and unique formulas and diagrams which facilitate calculations are presented. It focuses on problems involving high temperature conditions and, in particular, defines boundary conditions in a suitable way for calculations. A large portion of the book is devoted to boundary conditions and measurements of thermal exposure by radiation and convection. The concepts and theories of adiabatic surface temperature and measurements of temperature with plate thermometers are thoroughly explained.
Also presented is a renewed method for modeling compartment fires, with the resulting simple and accurate prediction tools for both pre- and post-flashover fires. The final chapters deal with temperature calculations in steel, concrete and timber structures exposed to standard time-temperature fire curves. Useful temperature calculation tools are included, and several examples demonstrate how the finite element code TASEF can be used to calculate temperature in various configurations. 
Temperature Calculation in Fire Safety Engineering is intended for researchers, students, teachers, and consultants in fire safety engineering. It is also suitable for others interested in analyzing and understanding fire, fire dynamics, and temperature development. Review questions and exercises are provided for instructor use.


Fire resistance Fire protection engineering Fire technology Fire transfer Heat transfer Temperature calculation Heat flux Radiation heat transfer Convection heat transfer Fire exposure Plate thermometer Adiabatic surface temperature Fire curves Finite elements Latent heat Compartment fire modelling Steel structures Concrete structures

Authors and affiliations

  • Ulf Wickström
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  1. 1.Luleå University of TechnologyLuleåSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30170-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30172-3
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