Single-Course English 5 ECTS

Fire dynamics

Overall Course Objectives

To make the students able to carry out fire dynamic analysis in enclosures.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the assumptions for the empirical and theoretical formulas in fire dynamics
  • Review the terminology in the domain of fire dynamics
  • Make simple calculations of parameters in the domain of fire dynamics, i.e. heat release rates, temperatures, pressure, radiation, smoke layer, and toxicity
  • Validate the calculated results
  • Analyse an initial fire room and estimate input parameters to the used in calculation models
  • Explain the principle in a two-zone model
  • Interpret and assess the values of fire test data
  • Plan a fire dynamic analysis based on hand calculation as well as zone models
  • Give a description of a room fire in a pressure- as well as temperature related perspective
  • Calculate properties of importance to ignition, flame spread and heat transfer during a fire
  • Explain the central theoretical foundation that a two-zone model and a CFD-model are based on

Course Content

1. Fire load
2. Energy release rate
3. Flames and plumes
4. Pressure and ventilation flow
5. Gas temperatures in enclosures
6. Heat transfer and ignition
7. Smoke filling
8. Fire models

Teaching Method

Lectures, exercises and laboratory exercises


Limited number of seats

Minimum: 10.

Please be aware that this course will only be held if the required minimum number of participants is met. You will be informed 8 days before the start of the course, whether the course will be held.

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13 weeks


DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 41932
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 5
Semester end Week 19
Days Fri 8-12

7.500,00 DKK

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