The unit provides students with an understanding on the details of development of design fires with their likelihood of occurrence and modelling of active and passive building fire safety subsystems as well as the evacuation time. This will include detection and sprinkler operation predictions; suppression models and modelling of structure failure in various design fires. Smoke and flame spread and their management options, performance based detection and suppression system design and a fire brigade intervention model are also covered in the unit.
VQB5612 - Scientific Principles for Fire Professionals
VQB5641 - Fire Safety Systems Design
VQB5751 - Fire Technology Modelling
|1.||Analyse fire detection methods and tools|
|2.||Evaluate smoke hazards and appropriately use fire safety system options to reduce the risks;|
|3.||Model active and passive fire safety systems, and their interactions|
|4.||Model occupant evacuation during an emergency|
|5.||Implement fire brigade intervention model.|
|Case Study||Building evacuation (1000 words)||25%|
|Assignment||Fire detection and suppression (1500 words)||30%|
|Report||Smoke development and management (2500 words)||45%|
International Fire Engineering Guidelines
Australian Building Codes Board (2005)
Australian Building Codes Board
An Introduction to Fire Dynamics 3rd ed.
Drysdale, D., (2010)
John Wiley and Sons, London
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