Computational Civil Engineering

Numerische Brandsimulationen / Fire Simulations

Hinweis: Da diese Veranstaltung auch in einem englischsprachigen Studiengang angeboten wird, ist die Veranstaltungssprache Englisch.

Overview

Fire simulations gained a crucial position in fire safety science and engineering. They are capable to predict smoke and fire dynamics in a wide range of applications: like assessment of life safety, heat flux on building structures, or prediction of flame spread.

This lecture focuses on CFD (computational fluid dynamics) based methods and outlines the involved chemical and physical processes as well as the needed numerical schemes. The practical exercises are used to demonstrate the application and validity of the simulation software FDS (Fire Dynamics Simulator). The main emphasis is put on the assessment of plausibility and validity of the results.

This lecture is split into two parts (plus an optional project) that can and should be visited simultaneously:

  • Numerische Brandsimulationen / Fire Simulations I (FSI), 2LP: Main lecture and exercises, that cover all topics. This lecture can be visited without the need to visit the second part.
  • Numerische Brandsimulationen / Fire Simulations II (FSII) 2LP: Additional and advanced topics that extend the first part. This lecture should be visited along with the first part.
  • Numerische Brandsimulationen – Project (2 LP): An optional project handed out at the end of the semester.

Master Courses

The two lectures are part of the following master courses with different roles:

  • Sicherheitstechnik / Safety Engineering: First part is mandatory, second part is optional.
  • Bauingenieurwesen / Civil Engineering: Both parts are optional. An additional project at the end of the semester can be conducted to fulfil the requirements for the full 6LP module.
  • Computer Simulation in Science: Both parts (I+II) are mandatory.

Further Informations

The registration in moodle is mandatory!

The course will start on 08. April 2022, please register in moodle to receive short term announcements.

  • All materials are provided via moodle, there will be no password needed to register
  • The lecture script is available here
  • You will have to have access to a computer in order to do the exercises
  • For further information, please contact Lukas Arnold: arnold[at]uni-wuppertal.de

Time Table

The lectures and exercises will take place:

  • FSI: Fridays 08:30 – 10:00, HC.01.15
  • FSII: Tuesdays 12:00 – 13:30, HC.01.15

Schedule Fire Simulations 2021

Week FS II (Tue) FS I (Fr)
14 Overview
15 Fire Safety Engineering
16 Fire Modelling Approaches
17 Intro Linux + HPC Fluid Dynamics
18 Python + JupyterLab Computational Fluid Dynamics
19 Turbulence modelling Introduction FDS+SMV
20 Compartment Fires Pool Fire Example
21 Parallel Execution and Data Analysis Design Fires
22 Thermodynamics Basics Thermodynamics Modelling
23
24 Combustion Basics Combustion Modelling
25 Validation Example Combustion Compartment Fire Ventilation Example
26 Heat Transfer Basics Heat Transfer Modelling
27 Validation Example Heat Transfer 1D / 3D Heat Transfer
28 Pyrolysis Modelling Verification & Validation

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