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FSEG SHORT COURSE INFORMATION


Course Title: Principles and Practice of Fire Modelling.

Course Duration: 5 days.

Course Location: University of Greenwich, Greenwich Maritime Campus, London.

Course Coordinator: Prof. E R Galea.

Course Contact Person: Ms Vania Caldeira, University of Greenwich, Phone: +44 20 8331 8706; email: fsegadmin@gre.ac.uk


Introduction & Rationale:

Fire Safety Science and Engineering is concerned with the efficient protection of life and property. To achieve this aim it relies heavily on mathematical modelling. This short course examines the role of mathematical fire models in fire safety science and in particular their formulation, limitations, applications and interpretation of model predictions.

Aims:

(1) To give a broad introduction to fire safety science.

(2) To develop an understanding of the role of mathematical modelling in fire safety science.

(3) To provide an introduction to the principles of heat transfer and fluid dynamics.

(4) To familiarise students with control-volume techniques for the solution of differential

equations.

(5) To introduce the concepts of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

(6) To familiarise attendees with computational software used in fire modelling.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the short course, those participating should:

- be familiar with the concept of zone and field modelling;

- be familiar with zone and field model assumptions;

- have an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of modelling software packages for zone and field modelling;

- be able to select and use the most appropriate mathematical software and demonstrate their use in compartment fire applications;

- be able to interpret model predictions;

Indicative Content:

Fluid properties, specific heat, energy, enthalpy, heat transfer, diffusion equation, introduction to control-volume techniques. Qualitative descriptions of room fire growth, factors affecting fire build-up, the flash-over phenomena, four phases of room fire build-up. Two-zone quasi-steady room fire model, introduction to basic CFD, CFD-based room fire model, boundary conditions, physical models.

Main Activities:

Concepts and techniques will be introduced and demonstrated in seminars. Those attending will gain experience in using the methods in "hands-on" tutorial and workshop sessions.

Time Table:

A detailed time table will be available shortly.

Speakers:

The main speakers will comprise staff of the Fire Safety Engineering Group namely,
Prof Ed Galea and Dr Mayur Patel.

Professor E R Galea BSc DipEd Phd Cmath MIFS is the Director of the FSEG and the principal lecturer on the course. He is the CAA Professor of Mathematical Modelling and has over ten years experience of fire and evacuation modelling research. Since 1990 Professor Galea's research has attracted over 2.5 million of funding from a number of industrial and government organisations. Professor Galea is the author of over 100 publications concerning fire and evacuation modelling. 

Dr Mayur Patel MSc PhD Cmath FIMA is a senior associate of the FSEG and one of the principal lecturers on the course. He is Reader in Computational Fluid Dynamics and has over 10 years experience in the development and application of CFD. He has considerable experience with a number of commercial CFD codes and in the modelling a variety of complex flows involving heat and mass transfer, combustion, radiation and turbulence. His fire modelling experience is extensive and includes, room fires, flash-over, flow through vents, adaption of numerical schemes for fire related applications, free and forced ventilation and smouldering fires under micro-gravity conditions. He is currently involved in the development of the SMARTFIRE fire field model. Dr Patel has published over 40 papers relating to CFD applicaitons.

In addition, several guest speakers are being arranged.

Specific pre-requisites:

This short course in intended for those in the fire safety profession i.e. safety consultants, safety officers, architects, engineers, fire brigade officers, etc. Those attending are expected to be able to use PC Windows and operate a PC. A rudimentary understanding of basic differential equations would be an advantage but is not a pre-requisite.
 


Course Title: Principles and Practice of Evacuation Modelling.

Course Duration: 5 days.

Course Location: University of Greenwich, Greenwich Maritime Campus, London.

Course Coordinator: Prof. E R Galea.

Course Contact Person: Ms Vania Caldeira, University of Greenwich, Phone: +44 20 8331 8706; email: fsegadmin@gre.ac.uk


Introduction & Rationale:

Fire Safety Science and Engineering is concerned with the efficient protection of life and property. To achieve this aim it relies heavily on mathematical modelling. This short course examines the role of mathematical evacuation models in fire safety science and in particular their formulation, limitations, application and interpretation of model predictions.

Aims:

(1) To introduce human psychological response to fire.

(2) To introduce human physiological response to fire products.

(3) To introduce the concepts and limitations of evacuation modelling.

(4) To familiarise students with software used in the computer simulation of evacuation.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the short course, those participating should:

- be familiar with the range of human psychological and physiological responses to fire;

- be familiar with evacuation model assumptions;

- have an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of evacuation modelling software;

- be able to use egress software to assess the evacuation performance of a structure under fire conditions;

- be able to interpret model predictions.

Indicative Content:

Behavioural response of occupants to evacuation, people movement through smoke, evacuation time criteria, human behaviour on stairs, flow models, current evacuation models, building-EXODUS evacuation model, FED toxicity models.

Main Activities:

Concepts and techniques will be introduced and demonstrated in seminars. Those attending will gain experience in using the methods in "hands-on" tutorial and workshop sessions.

Time Table:

A detailed time table will be available shortly.

Speakers:

The main speakers will comprise staff of the Fire Safety Engineering Group namely,
Prof Ed Galea, Dr S Gwynne, Mr L Filippidis and  Dr Peter Lawrence.

Professor E R Galea BSc DipEd Phd Cmath MIFS is the Director of the FSEG and the principal lecturer on the course. He is the CAA Professor of Mathematical Modelling and has over ten years experience of fire and evacuation modelling research. Since 1990 Professor Galea's research has attracted over 2.5 million of funding from a number of industrial and government organisations. Professor Galea is the author of over 100 publications concerning fire and evacuation modelling. 

In addition, several guest speakers are being arranged.

Specific pre-requisites:

This short course in intended for those in the fire safety profession i.e. safety consultants, safety officers, architects, engineers, fire brigade officers, etc. Those attending are expected to be able to use PC Windows and operate a PC.

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