Fire Safety Engineering, one of the main consultancy and
research services available to industry from
the Centre for Numerical Modelling and
Process Analysis (the Centre) at
University of Greenwich, is becoming a vital tool in cost- effective safety design.
The Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG) is one of the largest research groups in the
world dedicated to the development and application of mathematical modelling tools
suitable for the simulation of fire related phenomena. Areas of expertise include, the
Field Modelling, Evacuation Modelling, Combustion Modelling, Two-phase modelling
(fire/water interaction) and Structural Models. Through links with the Centre's other
research areas, it is also actively involved
with the transfer of advanced visualisation,
parallel computing, expert systems
and software engineering techniques to fire-related application areas.
Since 1985, the group has cooperated with organisations such as:
Airbus, British Aerospace, Buro Happold, Daimler-Chrysler, EPSRC, EU, European Space
Agency, Fire Research Station, GEC-MARCONI, Home Office, NHS, Ove Arup and Partners, RINA,
and the UK CAA.
Lincolne Scott International and Melbourne Fire Brigade and;
Within North America:
Boeing, Bombardier Inc, FAA and NTSB.
In cooperation with these organisations, members of the group
have pioneered the application of fire field models in novel environments such as air- and
space-craft, the development of two-phase sprinkler/spray models for the building and
aviation industry, the use of rule-based systems for evacuation simulation, the
development of adaptive behaviour models for evacuation simulation and the application of
parallel computing techniques to fire field modelling. The work of FSEG includes
Research/Consultancy, Software Development, International Standards
Development and Education/Training.