Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 9. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VBR230 overlap following cours/es: VBR100 och VBR100. Compulsory for: BI3. Optional for: RH4. Course coordinator: Berit Andersson,, Brandteknik och riskhantering. Recommended prerequisits: VBR022 Fire Chemistry and Explosions, VBR033 Fire Dynamics. The number of participants is limited to 54 Selection criteria: Credits remaining for the degree. Assessment: The examination is given individually and consists of approved solutions to assignments, as well as written examinations consisting of both theory-related issues and problem solving. Final certification is based on the results of written examinations. Home page:

The course will provide an introduction to the field of Consequence Estimations, within the fire-engineering operational field. It will also form a valuable complement to the course, "Risk Analysis Methods", insofar as the consequences of undesirable leakages of gases and liquids are concerned.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course consists of lectures, computational sessions, computer exercises, and assignments. During the lecture periods, extracts of the course literature is discussed, with the aid of theory review, examples of calculations, and presentations on disasters that have occurred.

Computational sessions are computation exercises in which the student performs independently a set of given assignments that must be solved using manual computation models. These exercises offer access to tutoring.

In addition to the manual computation models, computer-based computation models are also used. The students get to familiarise themselves with these during the computer exercises in which given assignments are solved. The assignments are solved individually with the help of tutors.

Handed-in assignments constitute one of the elements in the course. The first one comprises an abstract and involves the student reading a scientific article that is relevant to the field, and then individually writing a summary of this article. The second assignment comprises a computation assignment in which the student solves a given problem with the help of knowledge gained from the course, and also manual computations and computer models. The following sub-fields are covered in the course:

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