ENFE602-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Fire Dynamics

15 points
18 Feb 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

Description

Introduction to heat transfer problems in fire engineering including steady state and transient conduction, convection and radiation. Fundamentals of burning objects from combustion chemistry, ignition, flame spread, flame heights and fire plumes.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course the student should be able to apply the fundamental concepts presented in the course

- analyse the temperature distribution in a solid analytically in 1-D and numerically in 2-D
- Write a 1-dimensional numerical transit heat transfer model
- Develop reasonable estimates of the convection coefficient
- Determine the radiation levels from a burning object
- Understanding when and how an object ignites
- Construct a heat release rate history for a burning object
- Estimate the primary and secondary product from a burning object
- Estimate the temperature and velocity profiles and mass entrainment within a fire plume.

Have a basic understanding of the Fire Dynamic Simulator such that you can use FDS as a virtual laboratory.

Pre-requisites

Equivalent Courses

ENCI663

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 17:00 Civil 216 Richard Fenwick Seminar Room 11 Mar - 17 Mar
6 May - 12 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 Civil 216 Richard Fenwick Seminar Room 11 Mar - 17 Mar
6 May - 12 May
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00 Wheki 101 6 May - 12 May

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 13:00 Wheki 105 27 May - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

Anthony Abu

Lecturer

Michael Delichatsios

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,080.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.

All ENFE602 Occurrences

  • ENFE602-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019