Performance of Combustible Façade Systems Used in Green Building Technologies Under Fire

This book addresses fire safety of combustible façade systems which has gained much attention in recent times due to several major fire accidents across the world where combustible façade systems had a significant role in enhancing the growth of fire. The Grenfell tower (London) fire is one of the m...

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Main Authors: Srivastava, Gaurav, Gandhi, Pravinray D. (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Singapore Springer Nature Singapore 2022, 2022
Edition:1st ed. 2022
Series:Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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Summary:This book addresses fire safety of combustible façade systems which has gained much attention in recent times due to several major fire accidents across the world where combustible façade systems had a significant role in enhancing the growth of fire. The Grenfell tower (London) fire is one of the most severe accident in this category. The book covers basic design and functional aspects of commonly used façade systems along with the materials typically used in such systems. Subsequently, it discusses the currently available testing methods at component level, intermediate level, and system level. It also provides detailed case studies of six full-scale real fire façade fire experiments that have been jointly carried out by IIT Gandhinagar and Underwriters Laboratories at the full-scale façade testing facility established at IIT Gandhinagar. The book will enable designers and decision makers to make better assessments regarding fire safety of existing and upcoming façade systems. It also serves as a guide to deciding which testing methods are more appropriate under certain conditions
Physical Description:XX, 158 p. 115 illus., 109 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9789811631122