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SSE607 Fire and Explosion Engineering

Lead Faculty: Dr. Shekar Viswanathan

Course Description

Introduction to fire science; fire prevention, containment and extinguishment; methods of assessment of fire risks; hydrocarbon fires and explosions; methods of estimating explosion overpressures; dynamic response of structures to sudden overpressures; explosion detection, control and mitigation techniques; active and passive fire protection systems; escape routes; legal requirements.

Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret code requirements for fire safety.
  • Understand the concepts of fire severity and fire resistance.
  • Understand the behavior of structural elements and buildings exposed to fires.
  • Assess the fire performance of existing structures.
  • Develop control and mitigation techniques for fire prevention.