Software for Mathematical Modelling of Fire

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Course Unit Code030-0013/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
DUD20prof. Dr. Ing. Aleš Dudáček
KUC05doc. Ing. Petr Kučera, Ph.D.
Summary
The course provides fundamentals of the mathematical modelling of fire in a
confined space. Familiarisation with basic software for fire modelling,
application and operation of this type of software and with interpretation the modeling results.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Students will understand the fundamentals of mathematical modelling of fire. Become familiar with the selected software for fire modelling. After completing the course student will be able to analyse problem and select a suitable model and formulate terms of reference for problem solving. Student will be able to solve a problem using appropriate software and to interpret the modelling results. Student will be able to use fire modelling to design the fire safety of buildings.
Course Contents
1 Introduction to fire modelling
1.1 Terminology
1.2 Dividing of fire models
2 Enclosure fire modelling
2.1 Deterministic fire models
2.1.1 Zone models
2.1.2 Fire field models
2.2 Probabilistic models
2.2.1 Statistical models
2.2.2 Network models
2.3. Simulation models
3. Interpretation of results
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
A selection from the literature according to availability:
KUČERA, P. – PEZDOVA. Z. Základy matematického modelování požáru. Edice SPBI SPEKTRUM 73. Ostrava: Sdružení požárního a bezpečnostního inženýrství, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7385-095-1.
KARLSSON, B. – QUINTIERE, J.G. Enclosure Fire Dynamics. CRC Press LLC, 2000.
DRYSDALE, D. An Introduction to Fire Dynamics, 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, United Kingdom, 2011.
QUINTIERE, J.G. Fundamentals of Fire Phenomena. John Wiley & Sons, England, 2006.
DiNENNO, P.J. (editor in chief) The SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering. 4th Edition, USA: Society of Fire Protection Engineers, 2008. (Chapters from 3-5 to 3-9)
COTE, A. E. (editor in chief) Fire Protection Handbook. 20th Edition, Volumes I & II, USA: National Fire Protection Association, 2008. (Chapters from 3-5 to 3-9)
REIN, G. et al. The Dalmarnock Fire Tests: Experiments and Modelling. School of Engineering and Electronics University of Edinburgh. 2007.
HUSTED, B.P. – WESTERMAN, D. ARGOS: Theory Manual. Danisch Institute of Fire and Security Technology (DIFT), June 2009.
DEIBJERG, T. Et al. ARGOS User´s Guide (A step by step guide to fire simulation). Danisch Institute of Fire and Security Technology (DIFT), June 2009.
WADE, C.A. BRANZFIRE Technical Reference Guide BRANZ Study Report No 92. Building Research Association of New Zealand, 2004.
WADE, C. A Users' Guide to BRANZFIRE. Building Research Association of New Zealand, 2004.
JONES, W.W. et al. CFAST – Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 6) - Technical Reference Guide. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 1026. 2009.
PEACOCK, R.D. CFAST – Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 6) - User’s Guide. NIST Special Publication 1051. 2008.
DEAL, S.: Technical Reference Guide for FPEtool Version 3.2. National Institute of Standards and Technology NISTIR 5486-1. 1995.
CADORIN, J.P. et al. The Design Fire Tool OZone V2.0 – Theoretical Description and Validation on Experimental Fire Tests. University of Liege, Belgium, 2001.
FIRECALC – Computer Software for the Fire Engineering Professional – User’s manual (version 2.3), CSIRO 1993.
FIREWIND – Computer Software for the Fire Engineering Professional – User’s manual (version 3.4). Wahroonga (Australia), Fire Modeling & Computing 1998.
DAVIS, W.D. The Zone model JET: A Model for the Prediction of Detector Activation and Gas Temperature in the Presence of Smoke Layer. NISTIR 6324. NIST 1999.
COOPER, L.Y. The Consolidated Compartment Fire Model (CCFM) – Computer Code Application CCFM. Vents – Parts III: Catalog of Algorithms and Subroutines. NISTIR 4344. NIST 1990.
McGRATTAN, K. et al. Fire Dynamics Simulator (Version 5), Technical Reference Guide. NIST Special Publication 1018-5. Washington,
McGRATTAN, K. et al Fire Dynamics Simulator (Version 5), User’s Guide. NIST Special Publication 1019-5. Washington, 2010.
FORNEY, G.P. Smokeview (Version 5) - A Tool for Visualizing Fire Dynamics Simulation Data. Volume I: User’s Guide Data. NIST Special Publication 1017-1, 2010.
EWER, J. et al. SMARTFIRE V4.1 Technical reference manual. University of Greenwich, May 2008.
ISO/TR 13387-3 Fire safety engineering - Part 3: Assessment and verification of mathematical fire models. ISO: Geneva, 1999.
ISO/DTR 10796-2 Fire safety engineering - Part 2: Example on the application of IS 16730 to the assessment, verification and validation of a CFD model. ISO: Geneva, 2011.
ASTM E603: Standard Guide for Room Fire Experiments, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, 2007.
ASTM E1355: Standard Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capability of Deterministic Fire Models, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, 2005.
ASTM E1472: Standard Guide for Documenting Computer Software for Fire Models, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, 2007.
ASTM E1591: Standard Guide for Obtaining Data for Deterministic Fire Models, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, 2007.



Výběr z uvedené literatury podle dostupnosti:
KUČERA, P. – PEZDOVA. Z. Základy matematického modelování požáru. Edice SPBI SPEKTRUM 73. Ostrava: Sdružení požárního a bezpečnostního inženýrství, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7385-095-1.
KARLSSON, B. – QUINTIERE, J.G. Enclosure Fire Dynamics. CRC Press LLC, 2000.
DRYSDALE, D. An Introduction to Fire Dynamics, 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, United Kingdom, 2011.
QUINTIERE, J.G. Fundamentals of Fire Phenomena. John Wiley & Sons, England, 2006.
DiNENNO, P.J. (editor in chief) The SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering. 4th Edition, USA: Society of Fire Protection Engineers, 2008. (Chapters from 3-5 to 3-9)
COTE, A. E. (editor in chief) Fire Protection Handbook. 20th Edition, Volumes I & II, USA: National Fire Protection Association, 2008. (Chapters from 3-5 to 3-9)
REIN, G. et al. The Dalmarnock Fire Tests: Experiments and Modelling. School of Engineering and Electronics University of Edinburgh. 2007.
HUSTED, B.P. – WESTERMAN, D. ARGOS: Theory Manual. Danisch Institute of Fire and Security Technology (DIFT), June 2009.
DEIBJERG, T. Et al. ARGOS User´s Guide (A step by step guide to fire simulation). Danisch Institute of Fire and Security Technology (DIFT), June 2009.
WADE, C.A. BRANZFIRE Technical Reference Guide BRANZ Study Report No 92. Building Research Association of New Zealand, 2004.
WADE, C. A Users' Guide to BRANZFIRE. Building Research Association of New Zealand, 2004.
JONES, W.W. et al. CFAST – Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 6) - Technical Reference Guide. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 1026. 2009.
PEACOCK, R.D. CFAST – Consolidated Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Transport (Version 6) - User’s Guide. NIST Special Publication 1051. 2008.
DEAL, S.: Technical Reference Guide for FPEtool Version 3.2. National Institute of Standards and Technology NISTIR 5486-1. 1995.
CADORIN, J.P. et al. The Design Fire Tool OZone V2.0 – Theoretical Description and Validation on Experimental Fire Tests. University of Liege, Belgium, 2001.
FIRECALC – Computer Software for the Fire Engineering Professional – User’s manual (version 2.3), CSIRO 1993.
FIREWIND – Computer Software for the Fire Engineering Professional – User’s manual (version 3.4). Wahroonga (Australia), Fire Modeling & Computing 1998.
DAVIS, W.D. The Zone model JET: A Model for the Prediction of Detector Activation and Gas Temperature in the Presence of Smoke Layer. NISTIR 6324. NIST 1999.
COOPER, L.Y. The Consolidated Compartment Fire Model (CCFM) – Computer Code Application CCFM. Vents – Parts III: Catalog of Algorithms and Subroutines. NISTIR 4344. NIST 1990.
McGRATTAN, K. et al. Fire Dynamics Simulator (Version 5), Technical Reference Guide. NIST Special Publication 1018-5. Washington,
McGRATTAN, K. et al Fire Dynamics Simulator (Version 5), User’s Guide. NIST Special Publication 1019-5. Washington, 2010.
FORNEY, G.P. Smokeview (Version 5) - A Tool for Visualizing Fire Dynamics Simulation Data. Volume I: User’s Guide Data. NIST Special Publication 1017-1, 2010.
EWER, J. et al. SMARTFIRE V4.1 Technical reference manual. University of Greenwich, May 2008.
ISO/TR 13387-3 Fire safety engineering - Part 3: Assessment and verification of mathematical fire models. ISO: Geneva, 1999.
ISO/DTR 10796-2 Fire safety engineering - Part 2: Example on the application of IS 16730 to the assessment, verification and validation of a CFD model. ISO: Geneva, 2011.
ASTM E603: Standard Guide for Room Fire Experiments, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, 2007.
ASTM E1355: Standard Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capability of Deterministic Fire Models, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, 2005.
ASTM E1472: Standard Guide for Documenting Computer Software for Fire Models, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, 2007.
ASTM E1591: Standard Guide for Obtaining Data for Deterministic Fire Models, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, 2007.



Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Graded exercises evaluationGraded credit100 (100)0
        ProjectProject50 0
        Written examWritten test25 0
        Other task typeOther task type25 0