Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 15. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. VBRF10 overlaps following cours/es: VBR032, VBR033, VBRF05 and VBRN05. Compulsory for: BI2. Course coordinator: Associate senior lecturer Daniel Nilsson, Fire Safety Engineering. Recommended prerequisits: FMA415 Mathematics, Calculus in One Variable,MMVA01 Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Basic Course. The number of participants is limited to 60 Selection criteria: Credits remaining for the degree. Assessment: The final certificate is based on a written examination (individual work), home assignments (individual work), and laboratory work reports (group work), and requires active participation in compulsory seminars. 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:

The overriding aim of the course is that, after taking the course, the students will understand the various stages that a fire in a building goes through. Furthermore, the course is aimed at providing the students with a knowledge base concerning the different methods and techniques applied in the analysis of a fire sequence, as well as developing their ability to critically examine those methods in terms of practical application. The course is also aimed at increasing the engineering-related ability 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


Karlsson, B., Quintiere, J G: Enclosure Fire Dynamics. CRC Press, 1999. ISBN: 0-8493-1300-7


Code: 0112. Name: Fire Dynamics.
Higher education credits: 8. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: The course is based on lectures and written exercises.

Code: 0212. Name: Laboratory Work and Homework.
Higher education credits: 7. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Home assignments (individual work), and laboratory work reports (group work), and participation in compulsory seminars is also required. Contents: This part of the course contains a literature seminar and four home assignments (individual work) and four laboratory work reports (group work).