The unit provides students with an understanding on the details of combustion process, flame characteristics, fire behaviour of materials, fire retardants and various test methods. It also covers, modelling of decomposition and combustion of fuels in various forms and associated heat transfer mechanisms during pre and post flashover stages. Details of two-zone models and computational fluid dynamics models (including underlying physics and numerical scheme); and model validation are an integral part of this unit.
VQB5612 - Scientific Principles for Fire Professionals
VQB5641 - Fire Safety Systems Design
|1.||Analyse chemical decomposition, with the pyrolysis of solids and evaporation of liquid fuels, and combustion|
|2.||Evaluate fire properties of building materials and contents|
|3.||Compute advanced heat transfer, fluid dynamics and fire dynamics|
|4.||Evaluate a number of commonly used modelling tools for fire and smoke growth and propagation.|
|Exercise||Fire dynamics (1500 words)||25%|
|Assignment||Combustion chemistry and toxicity (1500 words)||25%|
|Report||Field and zone modelling (2500 words)||50%|
An Introduction to Fire Dynamics 3rd ed.
Drysdale, D., (2010)
John Wiley and Sons, London
International Fire Engineering Guidelines
Australian Building Codes Board (2005)
Australian Building Codes Board
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