Course syllabus

Simulering av rumsbrand (CFD)
Simulation of Fires in Enclosures

VBRF15, 9 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 2
Date of Decision: 2012-03-16

General Information

Elective for: BI3, RH4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Examination details

Grading scale: UG
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,


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: VBR022 Fire Chemistry and Explosions.
The number of participants is limited to: 40
Selection: Credits remaining for the degree.
The course overlaps following course/s: VBRN15, VBR200

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Patrick van Hees,
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.