Postgraduate Course: Fire Safety Engineering Analysis and Design (MSc) (PGEE11139)
|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 buildings 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 real case study. Guest lectures from various industrial partners will be included.
1. Prescriptive codes
2. Means of escape
3. Performance-based fire safety engineering
7. Design fires
9. Smoke management
10. Guest lecture
11. Fire safety engineering design
3. Design fires
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 Marjorie Drysdale
Tel: (0131 6)50 4457