FDY593 - Fire Dynamics II

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Subject Title
Fire Dynamics II

Subject Description
This course will provide an advanced understanding of the ways in which fires start, grow and spread. Also, explosions and protection from explosions will be covered. The course will develop mathematical equations and models which can be used to track and predict fire development characteristics. The course will cover burning rate, fire plumes and explosions, as well as characteristics of other hazardous materials. It will expand the concepts developed in prerequisite courses as they relate to the development of fires and explosions.

The course will introduce students to the mathematical concepts and the principles of thermodynamics which are relevant to the study of fire dynamics.

Credit Status
One subject college credit. FDY493 is a pre-requisite for this course.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.Calculate conductive, convective and radiative heat transfer:
2. Apply heat transfer calculations to systems combining conduction and convection;
3. Explain the process of ignition;
4. Solve the temperature increase and time to ignite heated materials;
5. Name the stages and components of encloseure fire phenomena;
6. Solve the three formulas for heat release rate at flashover;
7. List the three types pf fire models, and identify examples of each;
8. Calculate the yields and concentrations of products of combustion;
9. Describe the process of extinguishment and calculate water quanity required to extingish fires involving different fuels;
10. Explain the mechanisms of combustion products`toxicity.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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