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Advanced Principles of Fire Dynamics

12 - 14 June 2018
BRE Academy Watford

3 day classroom training

£1,150 + VAT

With Dr Quintiere (professor Emeritus of Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park, USA) in Partnership with FIUK, BRE and the BRE Academy.

Details :

This program is an intensive, interactive 3-day training program that combines lectures with bench scale experiments to illustrate and reinforce the concepts and theories presented during the program. The experiments will be conducted in a small group format and group results will be summarised and discussed at the end of each session. The program outline includes:

Day 1


  • introduction to the focus and performance objectives of the program

Science of Maths/Basic Algebra for the Fire Investigator:

  • this session focuses on the relationship of maths to fire investigation and discusses basic algebra and units

Heat Transfer:

  • this session will discuss the concepts and definitions of energy and heat transfer as it relates to fire development

Heat Transfer Field Experiments

Day 2


  • this session will discuss the various processes of combustion and the process of flame formation

Combustion Field Experiments

Fire Growth:

  • this session will focus on the concepts of heat release rate, ignition and surface flame spread

Fire Growth Experiments

Day 3

Fire Plumes

  • this session discusses the dynamics of fire plumes and plume behaviour in the fire environment

Fire Plume Field Experiments

Enclosure Fire Dynamics

  • this session focuses on the dynamics of fire behaviour in an enclosure including fire development, flashover, ventilation flows and the influence of smoke movement.

Enclosure Fire Field Experiments


At the end of the course students may challenge and pass a summative examination. All students that complete the course will be awarded 22.5 CPD hours by the IFE.

Event programme

This program includes presentations and experiments on the following topics:

  • Science of Maths/General Algebra
  • Heat Transfer
  • Combustion
  • Fire Growth
  • Fire Plumes
  • Enclosure Fire Dynamics

Intended audience

Fire investigators who want to add fire dynamic concepts & calculations to their tool kit.

Fire Engineers who need new knowledge in the theory of fire behaviour.

Students studying fire science, fire protection engineering or forensic fire investigation and who want a better understanding of the behaviour of fire in the real world environment

To book a place please email admin@fireinvestigationsuk.com to request a booking form

For more information:
Robert J Schaal
+1 504 329 0438