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Special Topic in Fire Engineering
FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING RISK ASSESSMENTThis is a Special Topic in the postgraduate Fire Engineering program with specific focus on risk analysis methods applied to fire engineering design. The course assumes no prior knowledge of fire risk analysis but progresses to advanced topics throughout the course. The course starts with fundamentals of probability theory and the application of fault trees to determine probabilities. Lectures will then focus on quantitative fire risk design and analysis based on event tree development and applying the results to develop fire risk curves. The course will also cover reliability theory and the application to fire safety systems. Several case studies will be included in this course.
By the end of this course the students will have a fundamental and practical understanding of fire engineering risk assessment that will include:1. Fundamentals of Probability theory2. Fault Tree Analysis3. Reliability theory4. Qualitative risk assessment5. Quantitative risk assessment
Subject to approval of the Head of Department.
Guided self study of background material in preparation for the block course:19-21 March 201830 April - 2 May 2018
Professor Michael Delichatsios (University of Ulster)
Morgan J. Hurley (Editor-in-Chief)Daniel GottukJohn R. HallJr.Kazunori HaradaErica KuligowskiMilosh PuchovskyJosé ToreroJohn M. WattsJr.Christopher Wieczorek;
SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering;
2016 (Free access for registered students through UC library http://link.springer.com.ezproxy.canterbury.ac.nz/book/10.1007%2F978-1-4939-2565-0).
Domestic fee $1,080.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.