Course syllabus

Simulering av rumsbränder
Simulation of Fires in Enclosures

VBRN16, 5 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 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.

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: Written individual examination and approved individual assignments.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: Fire Chemistry and Explosions.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VBR200, VBRN15

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Patrick van Hees,