chapter  9
18 Pages

Behaviour of structures in fire, design for fire resistance

One of the most challenging problems of the modern Structural Engineering is connected to the conception and the subsequent analysis and design of constructions able to face Low Probability – High Consequences (LPHC) scenarios. These situations arise for a lot of different and multifaceted reasons, being possibly followed by catastrophic consequences and it’s almost impossible to frame them inside any well-recognized probabilistic format.