Course syllabus

Consequence Analysis

VBRA10, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED BI/RH
Date of Decision: 2017-04-03

General Information

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


The course will provide an introduction to the field of Consequence Estimations, within the fire-engineering operational field. It will also form a valuable complement to the course, "Risk Analysis Methods", insofar as the consequences of undesirable leakages of gases and liquids are concerned.

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


The course consists of lectures, computational sessions, computer exercises, and assignments. During the lecture periods, extracts of the course literature is discussed, with the aid of theory review, examples of calculations, and presentations on disasters that have occurred.

Computational sessions are computation exercises in which the student performs independently a set of given assignments that must be solved using manual computation models. These exercises offer access to tutoring.

In addition to the manual computation models, computer-based computation models are also used. The students get to familiarise themselves with these during the computer exercises in which given assignments are solved. The assignments are solved individually with the help of tutors.

Handed-in assignments constitute one of the elements in the course. The first one comprises an abstract and involves the student reading a scientific article that is relevant to the field, and then individually writing a summary of this article. The second assignment comprises a computation assignment in which the student solves a given problem with the help of knowledge gained from the course, and also manual computations and computer models. The following sub-fields are covered in the course:


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The examination is given individually and consists of approved solutions to assignments, as well as written examinations consisting of both theory-related issues and problem solving. Final certification is based on the results of written examinations.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Required prior knowledge: VBR022, VBRF20 Fire Chemistry and Explosions, VBRF10 Fire Dynamics.
The number of participants is limited to: 60
Selection: Credits remaining for the degree.
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 12.
The course overlaps following course/s: VBR100, VBR230

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Patrick van Hees,
Further information: Single elements can be given in English