ENGR 7006 Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics)
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 300709
Coordinator Indika Wijesiri Pathirana Opens in new window
Description This unit aims to develop a detailed knowledge of fire behaviour and dynamics in the built environment. Students will be able to understand fuels and combustion processes; the chemistry of combustion; flammability limits; ignition characteristics; and different types of flames and fire plumes. The content also covers the burning of liquids and solids; flammable vapour/air mixtures; extinction and extinguishment; flame spread mechanisms and modeling; flashover; fire resistance and fire severity; projection of flames from burning compartment openings; spread of fire from a compartment; production and measurement of smoke; and smoke movement.
School Eng, Design & Built Env
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Equivalent Subjects LGYB 8308 - Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics)
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.
Physics, chemistry, engineering mathematics.
- Explain the basic principles of the fire phenomenon including the nature of fire, heat transfer, burning of gases, liquids and solids, initiation and propagation and products of combustion
- Identify fire hazards & causes of fires and health effects of toxic smoke
- Determine fire loads, fire growth, ventilation factor
- Explain flashover, fire severity and fire resistance of structural materials, suppression systems, smoke and heat control, detection, warning and how these parameters are used in the development of a fire safety engineering solution
- Analyse a range of fire scenarios and apply fire science to interpret and develop fire safety engineering solutions
Chemistry of combustion in fire
Flames from natural fires
Burning of gases and vapours
Burning of liquids
Burning of solids
Piloted and non-piloted ignition
Propagation of smouldering and flaming combustion
Growth to flashover
Spread of fire from a compartment
Production and measurement of heat, smoke and toxic gases
Methods for assessment of fire behaviour
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Assignment 1: Take home questions||Analytical, 2,000 word equivalent, individual||25||N||Individual|
|Assignment 2: Take home questions||Analytical, 2,000 word equivalent, individual||25||N||Individual|
|Assignment 3: Take home questions||Analytical, 2,000 word equivalent, individual||25||N||Individual|
|Assignment 4: Take home questions||Analytical, 2,000 word equivalent||25||N||Individual|
2022 Semester 1
Subject Contact Indika Wijesiri Pathirana Opens in new window
Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.