Course syllabus

Fire Dynamics

VBRF10, 15 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED BI/RH
Date of Decision: 2020-03-16

General Information

Compulsory for: BI2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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 - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The final certificate is based on a written examination (individual work), home assignments (individual work), and laboratory work reports (group work), and requires active participation in compulsory seminars.

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.

Code: 0112. Name: Fire Dynamics.
Credits: 8. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination. Contents: The course is based on lectures and written exercises
Code: 0212. Name: Laboratory Work and Homework.
Credits: 7. 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 seminars and home assignments (individual work) and four laboratories (group work). 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.


Assumed prior knowledge: FMAA05 Calculus in One Variable or FMAB65 Calculus in One Variable B1 together with FMAB70 Calculus in One Variable B2 ,MMVA01 Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Basic Course.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VBR032, VBR033, VBRF05, VBRN05

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Nils Johansson,
Further information: Some of the teaching is given in English.