Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: BI3, RH4. Course coordinator: Professor Patrick van Hees,, Brandteknik och riskhantering. Prerequisites: VBR033 Fire Dynamics. Recommended prerequisits: VBR022 Fire Chemistry and Explosions. The number of participants is limited to 40 Selection criteria: Credits remaining for the degree. Assessment: Written individual examination and approved individual assignments and group projects. The group project assignment shall be reported both orally and in writing. The written group report shall follow the Department of Fire Safety Engineering's regulations for assignments at Level II, Home page:

The course is designed to provide knowledge of how the spread of fire and combustion gases is simulated using ”Computational Fluid Dynamics” (CFD), in fire safety design and fire investigations. It also provides an understanding of the limitations of the numerical and physical models used, and an awareness of the most common sources of error.

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


Lecture notes
Manuals to computer progrms including AC3D, SOFIE, FDS, CFX and programs for visualisation.
SFPE-handbook Chapter 3:8 ”Modelling Enclosure Fires Using CFD” by G.Cox and S.Kumar
Carlsson, J: Computational strategies in flame-spread modelling involving wooden surfaces. Brandteknik, Report 1028 Lic. thesis Lund 2003. chapter 4-6.