Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. VBR200 overlaps following cours/es: VBRN15. Optional for: BI3, RH4. Course coordinator: Professor Patrick van Hees,, Fire Safety Engineering. Prerequisites: VBRF05 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, 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:

The course is designed to provide knowledge of how the spread of fire and combustion gases is simulated using ”Computational Fluid Dynamics” (CFD), vaious methods for modelling (LES, RANS) 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 for example 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.