Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 9. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. VBRN05 overlaps following cours/es: VBR033, VBRF05 and VBRF10. Compulsory for: MFST1. Course coordinator: Daniel Nilsson,, Fire Safety Engineering. Prerequisites: Mathematics, Calculus in One Variable. Recommended prerequisits: Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Basic Course. The number of participants is limited to 40 Selection criteria: Student on the MFST programme or BSC exam or equivalent. Assessment: The final certificate is based on a written examination (individual work), home assignments (individual work), and laboratory work reports (group work) and requires participation in compulsory seminars. Parts: 2. 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 and Quintiere, J G: Enclosure Fire Dynamics. CRC Press, 1999. ISBN: 0-8493-1300-7


Code: 0111. Name: Fire Dynamics.
Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: The course is based on lectures and written exercises.

Code: 0211. Name: Laboratory Work and Homework.
Higher education credits: 3. 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 home assignments (individual work) and laboratory work reports (group work).