Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 5. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. VBRN15 overlaps following cours/es: VBR200. Compulsory for: MFST1. Course coordinator: Professor Patrick van Hees,, Fire Safety Engineering. Prerequisites: Fire Dynamics. Recommended prerequisits: Fire Chemistry and Explosions. The number of participants is limited to 40 Selection criteria: Student on the MFST programme or BSC exam or equivalent. Assessment: Written individual examination and approved individual assignments. Home page:

The course is designed to provide basic 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 program FDS.
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.