School Of Engineering, Design And Built Environment

Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 300709.5


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Physics, chemistry, engineering mathematics.

Equivalent Units
EN806A - Fire Engineering 1 (Fire Dynamics)

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.

About this Unit
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.

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