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Engineers Toolbox Episodes

All the episodes covering the tools fundamental to any kind of fire safety engineer, wildfire engineer (I made this up) and Pyromanager (i made this up as well).

October 20, 2021

023 - Risk assessment with Maximum Allowable Damage with Jaime Cadena Gomez and David Lange

Risk as a concept is well established in modern Performance-Based Design in Fire Safety Engineering. However, it comes in many flavours - from a simple calculation of consequences vs probability, through indexing methods and ...

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October 05, 2021

021 - Resilient design for firefighter safety with Ali Ashrafi

It is hard for us, fire safety engineers, to talk to firefighters on how to do their job... Probably we even shouldn't, as we have no idea how it is to truly go there into the heat and battle fire to save lives. But it does n...

Engineers Toolbox Fire Science And Engineering

September 21, 2021

019 - Modelling human behaviour in wildfire evacuation with Erica Kuligowski

There is plenty of fire engineers who think they are modelling human behaviour... Some claim they can do it... And there is very, very few who actually did and succeeded with it. One of them is today's guest, Dr Erica Kuligow...

Engineers Toolbox Fire Science And Engineering

September 01, 2021

016 - The future of evacuation modelling with Enrico Ronchi and Ruggiero Lovreglio

Evacuation modelling is paramount in accounting for the human aspect in our fire modelling. But how is it developing? Where are we with our tools, and where are we heading with them? What are the most profound challenges rela...

Engineers Toolbox Building A Fire Safe Future

August 11, 2021

013 - On the use and abuse of CFD in fire engineering with Wolfram Jahn

We are living in a kind of weird time, where the most complex tool we have is at the same time the most commonly used (and abused one). The Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling has brought us amazing capabilities in s...

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July 28, 2021

011 - Why temperature is so easy to measure but so hard to interpret?

What is the single most measured thing in fire science? The answer is easy - temperature. We use it everywhere - from learning material properties in TGA's to expressing conditions in compartment fires. We use it at the same ...

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July 07, 2021

008 - Zone modelling is not dead with Colleen Wade

Zone modelling is a technique introduced in 1970's and 80's that has changed fire science. In my personal opinion, along with oxygen calorimetry and the development of FDS it may have been the most impactful tool of fire scie...

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June 29, 2021

007 - AI in smart firefighting and the future of FSE PBD with Xinyan Huang

Everyone is talking about AI, but how can we really use it in fire safety engineering and firefighting? Prof Xinyan Huang of HK PolyU will explain his research in this field, and we can consider it as a time travel to the fut...

The Fascinating World Of Fire Science Engineers Toolbox

June 02, 2021

003 - Tenability criteria with Gabriele Vigne

How do you know if a building is safe in fire or not? Usually through performing ASET-RSET analyses, in which you determine how and when the tenability criteria in the building are breached. This is what I discuss with dr Gab...

Engineers Toolbox Fire Science And Engineering