SIK201 Bridging course for Master in Fire Safety Engineering

Course description for academic year 2020/2021

Due to Covid-19, changes may occur in course descriptions for the autumn semester of 2020. Changes in each course will be published on Studentweb or Canvas. When a course description has been changed there, the description on web is no longer valid. Examples of such changes could be accomplishment of practice, course type, or whether letter grades or passed/not passed will be used as grading scales.

Contents and structure

The fire dynamic part of the course will provide students with briefly understanding of chemistry, physics and fluid mechanics for fires. Introduction to fire causes, harmful effects of fires and possible consequence reducing measures.

The Active and Passive Fire Protection part will serve as an introduction to active and passive fire protection with regards to fire suppression systems, fire alarm systems and passive fire safety in constructions. It will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of different protection measures in relation to health and environment.

Learning Outcome

In Fire Dynamics:

-Knowledge:

The student

  • Can analyse and use chemical reactions in connection with a fire related to energy production, flame temperature and combustion products.
  • Can apply the theory of heat transfer during conduction, convection and heat radiation in related to fire.
  • Can explain fire as a phenomenon including the stages of fire.
  • Can explain and calculate how a fire is influenced by the environment (smoke, walls, roof). The knowledge will be developed through theory and experiment.
  • Can explain and calculate smoke production, plume theory and transport of smoke.
  • Can explain and calculate ignition, flammability limits and damaging effects of smoke.
  • Can explain how fire affects the community through fire causes and fire statistics.
  • Has knowledge of research and development in the field.
  • Can keep his knowledge up to date within the field.

 

-Skills

The student can

  • Calculate heat transfer through structures and between solids.
  • Calculate flammability limits, flame temperature, ignition temperature of liquids and gases.
  • Consider and calculate fire development.
  • Calculate smoke development and smoke spreading.
  • Calculate fire influence on simple structures.
  • Measure fire parameters such as temperature, heat flux and mass.

-General qualification:

The student:

  • Can present the specialized knowledge, laboratory and measuring reports.
  • Can reflect over his work in a team and schedule tasks.
  • Can identify solutions in his field and contribute to discussion related to impact and significance of the solution.

 

In Active and Passive Fire Protection:

-Knowledge:

The student

  • Can explain active and passive fire protection measures in different phases of construction, conceptual level, detail design, execution and use.
  • Can explain different standards as basis of planning and execution for active and passive fire protection measures.
  • Can explain the structure of active fire protection measures such as sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems and smoke ventilation systems.
  • Can explain fire extinguishment theory with focus on the fire tetrahedron and relate it to different active extinguishment systems.
  • Can explain the structure of fire suppression systems using water, gas, foam and powder, and the advantages and disadvantages related to HSE and extinguishing effect.
  • Can explain fire alarm systems detecting smoke, gas, rise in temperature and thermal radiation, and explain the advantages and disadvantages of the different systems.
  • Can explain the usage of materials and construction methods related to passive fire protection and explain the advantages and disadvantages of materials properties related to fire protection and methods to improve these properties.
  • Can explain the structure of thermal and mechanical smoke ventilation systems. Note the advantages and disadvantages in connection with the different systems.
  • Can explain the structure of different guidance systems used for evacuation and explain advantages and disadvantages of the different systems.
  • Knows current innovations.
  • Has knowledge of research and development in the field.

-Skills

The student can

  • Perform simple sprinkler system calculations.
  • Design simple thermal smoke ventilation systems.
  • Based on acknowledged standards; calculate heat transfer through structures and estimate the reduction in materials properties due to fire.
  • Design simple separating structures.
  • Apply academic knowledge with the support of literature and research to adress problems and make decisions.
  • Reflecting on their work in the field, individually and in teams.

-General qualification:

The student:

  • Can communicate their professional work, written and verbally.
  • Can reflect in Teamwork on his work in the team and schedule tasks over time.
  • Can identify solutions to problems in his field and contribute to discussion related to importance and impact of the solutions.
  • Can assess knowledge in the field.

Entry requirements

None.

Recommended previous knowledge

Mathematics, physics and fluid dynamics

Teaching methods

Online course based on films, and self studies.

Course requirements

No

Assessment

Portfolio.

Grade:  A - E / passed;  F / failed.

Course reductions

  • SIK201S (1) - Bridging course for Master in Fire Safety Engineering - summer course - Reduction: 10 studypoints
  • ING2034 (1) - Fire Dynamics - Reduction: 5 studypoints
  • ING2022 (1) - Fire Dynamics - Reduction: 5 studypoints
  • ING2010 (1) - Fire Dynamics - Reduction: 5 studypoints
  • ING2045 (1) - Active and Passive Fire Protection - Reduction: 5 studypoints
  • ING2043 (1) - Fire Dynamics - Reduction: 5 studypoints