Fire Dynamics

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Course Unit Code030-0001/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *First Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, Polish
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
KUC05doc. Ing. Petr Kučera, Ph.D.
THO009Ing. Adam Thomitzek
The course deals with fire origin, development and full development and also
fire interruption and other associated phenomena accompanying fires in open
and confined spaces. It presents procedures for the determination of fire
extent and area, heat and smoke exchange in structures and the determination
of safety distances from fire.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The essence of this course is application of knowledge in the evaluation of conditions and the risk of de-fires in the open area and in confined spaces. The course explains the real fighting ability to understand the physical and chemical principles of the burning process. Includes application of knowledge to simplify the implementation process of theoretical laws combustion, heat transfer and mass transfer, the spread of smoke and phenomena associated with the development of a fire. Then to take advantage engineering tools for the calculation of selected parameters of the fire and assess the conditions for its breadth-fire. Evaluates assumptions for the formulation of conclusions for the evaluation and development of fires in real terms based on the knowledge properties and behavior of a real fire.
Course Contents
* Introduction, with the content, terminology
* burning, foundations, Triangle fire, flammable file
* heat release during combustion, thermal performance
* parameters of the flame, medium flame height
* phase of fire, flashover, the influence of structures
* Heat in the form of fire
* the spread of fire in the building, divided into zones
* heat radiation distances
* fires and behavior of liquids in the cylinders fire, BOILOVER, BLEVE
* the behavior of combustion, the composition of smoke, gas exchange
* fires in the open
* interruption of combustion principles, determine the necessary supply of extinguishing agent
* engineering approach, modeling fire
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Karlsson B., Quintiere J. Enclosure Fire Dynamics. CRC Press 1999. ISBN 0-8493-1300-7
Bengtsson L.G.: Enclosure fires. The Swedish Rescue Services Agency. Karlstad 2001. 192 s. ISBN 91-7253-263-7
Balog K., Kvarčák M. Dynamika požáru. SPBI Ostrava 1999. 96 s. ISBN 80-86111-44-X
Kučera P., Kaiser R., Pavlík T., Pokorný J. Požární inženýrství - Dynamika požáru. SPBI Ostrava 2009. ISBN 978-80-7385-074-6
Recommended Reading:
Drysdale, D.: An Introdustion to Fire Dynamics. John Wiley a Sons. New York 1985. ISBN 978-0-471-97291-4
COTE, Arthur. Fire Protection Handbook, Seventeenth edition. NFPA, c 1992, ISBN 0-87765-378-X.
Modest, M.F.: Radiactive Heat Transfer. 1.vyd.New York, McGraw-Hill, Inc. 1993. 832 s. ISBN 0-07-04675-9.
KVARČÁK, Miloš. Základy požární ochrany. 1. vyd. Ostrava : Sdružení požárního a bezpečnostního inženýrství Ostrava, 2005. 138 s. ISBN 80-86634-76-
KALOUSEK, Jaroslav. Základy fyzikální chemie hoření, výbuchu a hašení. 2. vyd. Ostrava : Sdružení požárního a bezpečnostního inženýrství Ostrava, 1999. 203 s. ISBN 80-86111-34-2.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Exercises evaluation and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        ExaminationExamination70 (70)36
                Písemná práceWritten test20 5
                TestOther task type20 5
                Ústní zkouškaOral examination30 10
        Exercises evaluationCredit30 (30)15
                Písemné práceWritten test10 4
                Studie vzniku a šíření požáruSemestral project15 5
                Překlad odborného textuOther task type5 0