Course syllabus

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Fire Dynamics - Advanced

VBRN05, 9 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board C
Date of Decision: 2015-04-15

General Information

Main field: Fire Safety Technology.
Compulsory for: MFST1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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.

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: TH
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.

Code: 0111. Name: Fire Dynamics.
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.
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).


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Basic Course.
The number of participants is limited to: 40
Selection: Credits remaining for the degree. Priority is given to students admitted to the Master programme in fire technology.
The course overlaps following course/s: VBR033, VBRF05, VBRF10

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Nils Johansson,