Topic outline

  • In this course, we will learn to use the fire dynamics calculations and simulations for safety assessment, to perform evacuation simulations, and to carry out fire risk analysis of a proposed fire safety solution.

    Illustratoin of probabillities, event trees on top of a flameEvacuation simulation with FDS+Evac

    Fall 2022: Lectures and computer sessions are organized in Zoom.

    Course program by weeks

    Week 1 (37):

    L1  13.9.2022     Fire risk analysis

    L2  16.9.2022     Fire statistics

    Week 2 (38)

    L3   20.9.2022    Human behaviour 
    L4   23.9.2022    Fire toxicity 

    Week 3 (39)

    L5   27.9.2022  Performance-based design 
    L6   30.9.2022  Acceptable risk

    Week 4 (40)

    L7  4.10.2022  Evacuation modelling 
    L8  7.10.2022  Evacuation simulations using Pathfinder (Henri Kuronen)

    Week 5 (41)

    Evacuation drill modelling and observation

    Week 6 (42)

    L9 21.10.2022 Fire-PRA of nuclear power plants (Matti Lehto, STUK)

    Week 7 (43)  

    Project work role plays