Postgraduate Course: Models for Fire Safety (MSc) (PGEE11174)
|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 explores the practicalities of performance-based design of buildings for fire safety. It focuses on the use of modelling tools in the estimation of performance of fire safety systems. Zone models, Egress models and CFD fire models are introduced to establish modern approaches to fire safety engineering. The models will be applied using a real-life case study.
1. Introduction to fire models
2. Egress models
3. Design fires for modelling
4. Zone models
5. Deterministic and probability models
6. CFD models (part 1)
7. Site visit
8. CFD models (part 2)
9. Models in fire safety engineering strategy
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:
- Demonstrate understanding of all the component parts of a modern fire safety engineering strategy
- Explain the differences between prescriptive and performance based design methods.
- Understand the benefits and limitations of several calculation methods, including use of CFD in fire safety engineering design.
|"Performance-Based Fire Safety Design" by Morgan Hurley and Eric Rosenbaum, CRC Press, 2015|
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||Miss Margaret Robertson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5565