Course Offered in Fall 2016: EMAE/EMAC 463 Fire Dynamics

Class Time & Location: TuTh 12:45PM – 2:00PM, Glennan 400

Instructor: Professor Ya-Ting Liao;; (216) 368-0048

Office Hours: TBD

Course Description: This course introduces the burning behavior of materials and the underlying thermo-fluid dynamics. Topics include: pre-mixed flames, diffusion flames, steady burning of condensed fuels, ignition, extinction, flame spread over surfaces, fire plume, compartment fire, flashover, and smoke movement. A Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation code, Fire Dynamic Simulator (FDS) will also be introduced in the class.

Textbooks: Required: J. G. Quintiere: Fundamentals of fire phenomena, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2006. Recommended: D. Drysdale: An introduction to fire dynamics, 3rd Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2011.

Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Thermal Fluids (e.g. EMAE325).

Course Schedule:
Course Overview (0.5 week)
Thermochemistry (2 weeks)
Premixed Flame (2.5 weeks)
Ignition of Liquids and Solids (2.5 weeks)
Flame Spread on Surfaces (1.5 weeks)
Introduction of FDS (1 week)
Burning Rate (2 weeks)
Fire Plume (1 week)
Compartment Fire (1 week)


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Posted on July 25th, 2016
Updated on August 30th, 2016