A risk-informed and performance-based life safety concept in case of fire

Cornelius Albrecht
Protection of the health and life of the occupants in case of a hostile fire is the main safety objective of Fire Protection Engineering. On many occasions, open-space buildings, such as atria or multi-functional assembly buildings cannot be realized in accordance with the traditional safety requirements. Within this thesis a probabilistic methodology is developed in order to quantify the safety levels implied by the prescriptive codes. The definition of risk and its relation to reliability...
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