The current assignment requires testing student’s ability to meet the learning outcomes and to
demonstrate their capability in critically reviewing specialist Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
literature, their understanding on how to set up the assumptions, design scenarios, analyze and
interpret modelled results, and justify accuracy by use of CFD theories via GPO associated software(s)
under Fire Engineering discipline, for instance, Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) or other softwarels), as
Upon your completion of current assignment, it is an intent for you to be partially well equipped with
relevant fundamental capabilities on resolving general fire engineering design issues via CFO
modelling for daily commercial conversancy and associated business affairs in future.
The assignment contains only one mini-project associated section and will be gauged by both
qualitative and quantitative considerations. You are required to critically review specialist CFD literature
and appropriately apply relevant theories! similar way forward in setting out meaningful assumptions,
design scenarios, analyzing and interpreting modelled results, and justifying accuracy based on amid
modelling fires in a realistic! partially realistic built environment by use of CPD modelling.
You are required to clearly define your fire engineering issue(s) which has/have to be addressed, to
critically review CFD literature, and to ‘cite, explain, and apply” relevant literature’s “cases, theories
way forward‘ in setting out meaningful assumptions and design scenarios, analyzing and interpreting
modelled results and justifying your accuracy amid solving your defined engineering problems like
practical projects, including but NOT limited to the context as discussed and covered amid the classes.
You are required to model fires in a realistic! partially realistic built environment by use of FDS. You are
NOT required to go to much sophisticated through lots of mathematically derivation of equations but
citing CFD modelling papers and applying their associated “cases & theories“, to facilitate your
explanations and justifications will suffice. This open-ended section will require you to demonstrate
logical justifications and self-reflected arguments to showcase your effort put forth on how to analyze
fire engineering problems by use of CFO modelling.
Please be advised to read, make reference to, and apply relevant journal papers, conference papers,
consultancy reports, fire codes, standards, etc… and make proper Harvard Citations for them.
You are NOT required to go to much sophisticated model (scale/size/complexity of model(s) is NOT an
issue) but essentially illustrating your good understanding on how to make FULL use of your CPU
modelled results for analysis and WELL justify your accuracy.
This assignment, however, will require you to follow typical reporting structure! format! references!
usage of suitable codes of practices!standards!etc… for which are similar to running a fire engineering
consultancy mini-project, as discussed in class, if deemed appropriate! applicable. You can make
reference to any real layout and drawings but your honour and citation to relevant original source(s),
authority and/or Iiterature(s) for current academic purpose is required. You can also alternatively
propose your partially realistic built environmental scenarios. Flexibility is allowed to modify/propose
the/your scenarios as you make referenced to, if deemed logical! applicable. Note that when
conducting CFD model related development and runs at this stage. the main objective is to mimic
resolving fire engineering consultancy related issue(s) that may be of concern and to make good
reference to CFD associated literatures via citing and applying relevant theories/cases, NOT
necessarily to provide a sophisticated modelling BUT sufficiently with appropriate assumptions.
determinations, and justification by presuming a practical consultancy project is run in reality will be an
Any additional effort put forth on theories explanation and modelling complexities in aforementioned
sections is NOT required but may be advantageous to be bonus-like credited only.
The size of the assignment shall be about 1,500 words. excluding appendices, if any. Submission will
be in hardcopy with a copy of Turnitin Report for the study report in Microsoft Word. Anything else that
are considered to be advantageous to supplement your work should be included on additional pages
as appendices following the main text and placed after the reference sub-section.
Aims of Assessment
The module aims to polish and enhance student’s knowledge of Computational Fluid Dynamics theory and to
develop their ability to use CFD software (e.g. PBS) for modelling fires in a realistic built environment. This is a
key employment skill and necessary for modern engineering design solutions.
This piece of assessment will test your ability to meet learning outcomes 1,2, 3, 4 and 5 as described in your
Effectively use CFD software associated with the module
0 Carry out post processing of calculated data and understand procedures of validation and verification of
Critically review specialist CFD literature
0 Model fires in a realistic built environment using CFD
0 Explain of the limitations of CPD software