ING2043 Fire Dynamics
Course description for academic year 2020/2021
Contents and structure
The course will providestudents with thorough understanding of chemistry, physics andfluid mechanicsfor firesandinteractionswiththe firecommunity.Introduction tofirecauses,harmful effects offiresand possibleconsequence reducing measurescontainedin the subject.
- Can analyze 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 radiationin 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.
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.
- Apply academic knowledge supported by literature and research results, to solve problems and make founded choices.
- demonstrates a critical view on professional practice, individually and in teamwork, and adjusts this under guidance.
- Can present the specialized knowledge, laboratory and measuring reports.
- Can use computer tools to perform calculations and present the results.
- 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.
Recommended previous knowledge
Chemistry and Environment; Physics; Analysis and Linear Algebra; Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics .
Lectures, exercises, demonstrations, laboratory exercises and use of simple computer tools.
Compulsory learning activities
Part 1: Portfolio, accounts for 50 % of the final grade.
Part 2: Written exam, 3 hours, accounts for 50 % of the final grade.
Grade: A - E / passed; F / failed.
Both parts must be passed.
Examination support material
Written exam: Simple calculator: Allowed calculator is Casio fx-82 (all varieties: ES, ES Plus, EX, Solar etc.)More about examination support material
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