FMO693 - Fire Modelling

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Subject Title
Fire Modelling

Subject Description
Today, one of the most exciting growth areas in fire engineering technology is the application of computers and computer fire models to the understanding and modeling of fire behaviour in all of its various manifestations. Fire modeling is a key element of the performance based design process.

This is a survey course that will introduce the student to, and provide hands on experience with, a variety of current tools that model the various elements of fire growth and behaviour. Students will progress from simple to complex models.

Credit Status
One college subject credit and is a pre-requisite for HBF390. FDY493 is a pre-requisite for this course.

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

1. be familiar with the available computer models;
2. be aware of the limitations and assumptions associated with each model;
3. know the typical units of measurement and terminology used in fire analysis;
4. know how to set up a fire scenario for computer analysis;
5. know how to interpret and assess the output of computer models.

Essential Employability Skills

The student has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

- communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience;
- respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication;
- apply a systematic approach to solve problems;
- use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.