The purpose of this guide is to provide the information and methodology needed to predict the thermal boundary condition for a fire over time. The methods contained herein are based on experimental measurements and correlations, and mostly give global rather than local results. Eventually, "CFD" methods for fire must be subjected to some of the same tests used here and judged accordingly for accuracy and application.
This guide is written for those with an understanding of fire and heat transfer, but should be educational and informative to a structural engineer. It includes some theoretical background for orientation, and examples to appreciate the process of calculation. (Hardbound, 151 pp., 2004)