Course syllabus

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Fire Dynamics - Advanced

VBRN05, 9 credits, A (Second Cycle)

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

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 - (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 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: 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).


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: 40
Selection: Completed university credits within the program. Within programs where the course is given as a compulsory course students are guaranteed admission. There after priority is given to students enrolled in programmes that include the course in their curriculum.
The course overlaps following course/s: VBR033, VBRF05, VBRF10

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Nils Johansson,