Structural Fire Design according to Eurocode 5 - Design Rules and their Background

Article by J. Koenig

Published in Fire and Materials; 29:147-163,
Wiley InterScience, 2005

This paper gives a review of the design rules of EN 1995-1-2, the future common code of practice for the fire design of timber structures in the Member States of the EU and EFTA, and makes reference to relevant research background. Compared with the European pre-standard ENV 1995-1-2, the new EN 1995-1-2 has undergone considerable changes.