Understanding Fire Behaviour – Online Stellenbosch University Course
How well do you understand the physics of fire? Could you explain why fire burns faster upwards than downwards; why a backdraft happens; how combustion chemistry works; why a candle flame is 2 000 degrees Celsius but you only measure 1 000 degrees Celsius; how your new products may burn and how far you need to stand from a burning building such that your clothes don’t catch fire? Stellenbosch University is launching an online course in the Principle of Fire Behaviour to provide formal training in this specialist area. Prof Richard Walls and Dr Antonio Cicione will be presenting on topics such as: (a) combustion chemistry, (b) heat transfer, (c) flames and fire plumes, (d) ignition, (e) fire spread, (f) pre-flashover and (g) post-flashover.
There are three options for attending the course. (1) The ‘Concepts’ option is a one day CPD equivalent designed to give an understanding of fire dynamic concepts, for people involved in fire safety, such that they can understand why things happen, without necessarily needing to do calculations. (2) The ‘Design’ option is a two day CPD equivalent and includes additional calculations and this option which requires an engineering background. (3) The ‘Postgraduate Course’ option will also include online assessments, submission of assignments and the completion of an exam.
For examples of talks given by the Stellenbosch team refer to https://youtu.be/-F7zzRLQvgo or https://youtu.be/kN1Yx-TXTv4.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for a brochure and more information.
Contact persons: Tsholofelo Seroalo/Prof Richard Walls
Contact number: 072 372 4096