Fire reliability at earthquake occasions

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Abstract

A reliability analysis method of steel structures in fire environment is formulated. Failure probability of a steel beam-column with fireproofing protection is calculated using the Monte Carlo simulation. Weight of combustibles in a room and the yield strength of steel at raised temperature are treated as random variables in the analysis. In the lifetime of a structure, earthquake induced fire probability is lower than that of fire occurs in usual occasion. However, the effect of earthquake induced fire on loss of human life could be much higher.

Original languageEnglish
Pages198-201
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 7th Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability - Worcester, MA, USA
Duration: 7 Aug 19969 Aug 1996

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 7th Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability
CityWorcester, MA, USA
Period7/08/969/08/96

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