30 credits at level HE7
To appreciate the nature of burning behaviour through an understanding of the processes involved. This will be based on the concepts of fire science and combustion. The different types and sources of fuels will be discussed before describing the chemistry involved in their combustion. Finally, the temperatures achievable in various types of flame and their significance in terms of heat transfer will be discussed.
Chemical Reactions in Flames;
Pre-mixed and Diffusion Flames;
Incomplete, smouldering and spontaneous combustion
An intensive course of lectures and workshops over 5-10 days will be used to introduce the participants to the subject matter. Each participant will be provided with a structured learning package in order to develop their knowledge, comprehension and application of the material presented.
The practical component of this course is pivotal to the real understanding of the complexity of the physical and chemical reaction to fire undergone by flammable materials.
This module will be assessed by completion of all the assignments. This must be submitted in three parts, a, b and c of increasing depth and application at monthly intervals form the end of the short course. This will allow formal feedback during the remote phase of the module.
Lectures 20 hours
Workshops 5 hours
Practical work 5 hours
Background reading 90 hours
Structured Learning Package 90 hours
Assignments 90 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
Physics and Chemistry of Flaming Combustion
|Discuss the role and critical importance of the physical and chemical processes occurring during flaming combustion.|
Knowledge and Application of Theory and relation to practical situations
|Identify and assess the impact of ignitability and heat release rate concepts and approaches and critically evaluate associated hazards and justify recommendations based on evidence.|
|3.||Subject practical skills: Measurement of burning parameters of various materials, and appreciation of their significance.||Describes the techniques for the measurement of burning parameters and identifies the strengths and weaknesses inherent in each approach.|
Relation of theory to experiment, appreciation of significance of data obtained
|Relates the practical observation of burning behaviour to its theoretical interpretation and comments on the significance of the data obtained|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
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Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
P W Atkins Elements of Physical Chemistry, OUP, UK (2001)
D Drysdale Introduction to Fire Dynamics, J Wiley and Sons, UK (1999)
J Troitzsch Plastics Flammability Handbook, Carl Hanser Verlag, Germany (2004)
Fristrom, R. M. Flame structure and processes (1995)
Fire and Materials (Wiley)
Fire Safety Journal (Elsevier)
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