Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
FIRE CHEMISTRY AND EXPLOSIONSVBR022
Credits: 15. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. VBR022 overlaps following cours/es: VBR021 and VBR121. Compulsory for: BI2. Course coordinator: Professor Patrick van Hees, Patrick.van_Hees@brand.lth.se, Fire Safety Engineering. Recommended prerequisits: FMA415 Mathematics, Calculus in one variable, FMA420 Linear Algebra, FAFA30 Physics: Electricity ┬ľ Fluids, KOOA05 General Chemistry, MMVA01 Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Basic Course. The number of participants is limited to 60 Selection criteria: Credits remaining for the degree. Assessment: The examination process will be based on both an individual and a group-work basis. During the course, two sub-examinations will be given. During the course, the students will be responsible for four compulsory home assignments. Reporting of home assignments will take place in seminars for which attendance is compulsory. At the end of the course there will be a written examination. The course is based, in part, on three laboratory sessions. Approved laboratory reports and attendance at all lab sessions are requirements for final certification. Parts: 2. Further information: Group assignments require active participation. Each group member must individually be able to account for the content of the assignment. If a group member does not fulfill the demands of the group or ignores hers/his commitment, she/he can be reassigned to another group or get a fail result. Home page: http://www.brand.lth.se/?id=VBR022.

Aim
The objective of the course is to provide the students with background knowledge about heat transport and combustion. The course is also aimed at increasing the students' engineering-related skills and their capabilities to construct and analyse models.

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

Contents

Literature
Drysdale, D: An introduction to fire dynamics. John Wiley & Sons 1998. ISBN: 0-471-97291-6

Parts

Code: 0101. Name: Fire Chemistry and Explosions.
Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: The examination process will be based on both an individual and a group-work basis. During the course, two sub-examinations will be given. During the course, the students will be responsible for four compulsory home assignments. Reporting of home assignments will take place in seminars for which attendance is compulsory. At the end of the course there will be a written examination. Contents: Lectures and exercises treat fire risk for gaseous, liquid and solid fuels, fire development, smoke production, heat transfer and fire physics. Own problem solving work is therefore important for the course.

Code: 0201. Name: Laboratory and Home Work.
Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: The course is based, in part, on three laboratory sessions. Approved laboratory reports and attendance at all lab sessions are requirements for final certification. Contents: 1: Laminar burning rates; 2: Flammability limits; 3: Rate of heat release, smoke production from jet flames and pool fires.