Postgraduate Course: Fire Safety Engineering Design (MSc) (PGEE11119)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course provides the principles of performance-based design of structures for fire safety. It focuses on the use of analytical and numerical tools in the estimation of performance of fire safety systems. Advanced systems are introduced to establish modern approaches to fire safety engineering. The approach will be applied using a case study, with students working in groups on different aspects of the analysis and presenting this at intervals.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Knowledge of the essential elements of the design approaches, spanning analytical/empirical methods and numerical models used for quantitative performance assessment of fire safety systems.
2. Understanding of the concept of the Qualitative Design Review and assessment of design approaches.
3. Skills in assessing fire problems, selecting and applying various analytical and computer-based fire models, evaluating the results from these tools and interpreting them in the light of the relevant uncertainties of the problems.
4. The ability to apply the tools learned in previous courses towards fire safety engineering analysis in the framework of performance-based design.
|Drysdale, D. An Introduction to Fire Dynamics, 3rd edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2011 (or earlier editions)|
CIBSE Guide E "Fire Safety Engineering 2010"
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Richard Carvel
Tel: (0131 6)51 3576
|Course secretary||Mr Craig Hovell
Tel: (0131 6)51 7080