The unit will cover basic chemical reactions and the fire triangle, ignition of solid and liquid fuels, combustion, fire plumes and fire behaviour of building contents and lining materials. The unit will also provide an introduction to pre and post flashover enclosure fires and mathematical modelling of enclosure fires (zone and field models).
|1.||Interpret the fundamentals of the physio-chemical processes of fire|
|2.||Evaluate fire properties of various materials and fire behaviour of building contents and lining materials;|
|3.||Quantify heat transfer, fluid dynamics and fire dynamics;|
|4.||Critically review visibility through smoke, and smoke toxicity; and|
|5.||Diagnose structural vulnerabilities during fire.|
|Report||Material degradation and flammability||30%|
|Assignment||Evaluating structural properties in relation to fire||15%|
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