FS 004 : Fire Behavior and Combustion

FS 004 : Fire Behavior and Combustion

  • course description:

    This course explores the theories and fundamental principles of why fire starts, spreads, and how to be controlled. To further improve qualitative understanding of combustion, fire and explosion; the attendances will gain the basics of the chemistry and physics of fire.

  • course learning outcomes:

    At the end of the course, the participants will be able to;
    - Describe different types of fire, mechanisms of burning of different fuels and combustibles, flame spread in different media, burning and fire spread rates of different conditions.
    - Examine the main characteristics of jet and buoyant flames and fire plumes and flows encountered in fire environment.
    - Define different stages of heat transfer.
    - Describe combustion process and heat release rates.

  • Course outlines:

    - Mechanics of fluids.
    - Heat and heat flux.
    - Heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation.
    - Combustion phenomena; ignition, flames, explosions and detonation.
    - Fire plumes and buoyant flows.
    - Burning of liquids and solids.
    - Flame spread.

  • practical aspects of the course:

    - Conducting experiments with different solids and analyzing the concentration of smoke.

  • who should attend?

    - Engineers and Technicians in related disciplines.
    - Firefighters.

  • duration:

    5 Days


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