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259-An Introduction to Heat Transfer in Structure Fires

By: Scott R. Rockwell Ph.D.

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

259-An Introduction to Heat Transfer in Structure Fires

Besides the fire triangle (fuel, heat, oxygen), heat transfer is the driving factor behind how fires start, grow, and potentially threaten life and property. This course provides and introduction to methods for calculating conduction, convection, and radiation which occur in a typical structure fire. Methods are presented for calculating temperatures and velocities in side of compartments during a fire and how to calculate the activation time for a sprinkler head. A brief introduction into modern computer fire models is presented and an excel file is included with the course material which has been programmed to complete the equations used in the course.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role heat transfer plays in structure fires.
  • Use hand calculations and computer programs to estimate the heat flux to objects from a fire.
  • Use hand calculations and computer programs to estimate the ignition time for objects based on a given heat flux.
  • Use hand calculations and computer programs to estimate the temperature inside of structures containing a fire.
  • Describe the different kinds of computer fire models and their limitations.
259-An Introduction to Heat Transfer in Structure Fires
Dario Ostuni
11/14/2018
Es un curso muy recomendable, bien estructurado y práctico, que sin perder foco en lo propuesto remite a múltiples fuentes para ahondar sobre los temas. Recomendaría la revisión ortográfica, gramatical y la corrección de algunos errores. Ejemplo: Sprinkler Activation Time (ex 12. p.41) la altura y distancia planteadas en el problema se encuentran invertidas respecto del gráfico y de las correspondientes fórmulas.
Translation: It is a highly recommended course, well structured and practical, without losing focus on what is proposed, refers to multiple sources to delve into the issues. I would recommend the spelling, grammar and correction of some errors. Example: Sprinkler Activation Time (ex 12. p.41) the height and distance posed in the problem are inverted with respect to the graph and the corresponding formulas
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259-An Introduction to Heat Transfer in Structure Fires
J. Poce
10/21/2018
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Very good course. The Excel worksheets with formulas to solve the test cases were very useful.
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259-An Introduction to Heat Transfer in Structure Fires
James s Lewis
03/22/2018
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Interesting and well structure. Spread sheets were very helpful
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259-An Introduction to Heat Transfer in Structure Fires
Robert E. Porterfield
12/07/2017
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A good introduction/review of the topic. Provides the user with a list of references on which the course is based and with links to various sources related to more advanced approaches to fire modeling.
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259-An Introduction to Heat Transfer in Structure Fires
Michael Merrick
11/29/2017
Lot of info in a short lesson. Provided online resources to gain further information.
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259-An Introduction to Heat Transfer in Structure Fires
Christopher P Rahaim
02/19/2017
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Fun Course that was a great refresher for me. Been a few years not cranking through those equations.
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Price: $112.50
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This Course Includes FREE Software
Course Code: 100260-01
Course PDH Hours: 5
Engineering Course Approvals
  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
  • Ohio rules allow only 6-hours of unsupervised online courses such as this course per license renewal period

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