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The Fascinating World Of Fire Science Episodes

These episodes will WOW you about how fascinating the world of fire science is.
The Fascinating World Of Fire Science UL FSRI

064 - Heat stress in fires - from inside and outside with Denise Smith and Gavin Horn

Aug. 24, 2022

This amount of heat flux for this amount of time, routine conditions, check, done. This is how I used to do my engineering and tenability assessment related to heat stress... up till today when prof Denisse Smith and prof Ga…

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059 - Residential fire safety with Dan Madrzykowski and Charlie Fleischmann

July 20, 2022

How much the fire scene at households has changed over the last 30 years? Why modern furniture burns worse than one made with wood, cotton and other natural materials? And what does that mean to firefighting? What challenges…

The Fascinating World Of Fire Science

058 - Animal pyrocognition - a path to undestand our beginnings with fire with Ivo Jacobs

July 13, 2022

Have you wondered how fire science started? But I mean the real real start... not 1666 one, nor the one when we've started to build furnaces... The start when the first evolutionary ancestor of homo sapiens figured out this …

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055 - The future is exciting with Arnold Dix (part 2)

June 22, 2022

I once said the future looks stupid... but after this discussion with Arnold Dix, I know - future is exciting. And for Fire Safety Engineers and others involved in fire protection - the future seems to be super exciting! In …

The Fascinating World Of Fire Science

054 - The sustainability talk, tunnels and fire safety with Arnold Dix (part 1)

June 15, 2022

A few episodes ago I called for better communication in fire safety. And in this episode, tunnel fire safety legend Prof. Arnold Dix is answering that, by teaching us the ways of the 'sustainability' talk - how to communicat…

The Fascinating World Of Fire Science

053 - The number one skill to thrive as an FSE I've learnt in 1 year of podcasting

June 8, 2022

It has been one year since I started this show. I've promised you that we will learn Fire Safety Engineering together, and today comes a great time to reflect on some lessons learnt. In this episode, I will take you on a sho…

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050 - Wind, fire and a surprise

May 11, 2022

Episode 50! Time to celebrate, and for this one we have a surprise. A mysterious host takes over the show to interview a wind and fire modelling celebrity... Ok, this should be enough to not reveal everything once the show n…

The Fascinating World Of Fire Science

043 - Some neglected areas in fire science with Vyto Babrauskas

March 23, 2022

It is always a pleasure to interview a true legend of fire safety. And when the topic of the interview is their thoughts on neglected areas of our discipline, based on almost five decades of experience? This must end up grea…

The Fascinating World Of Fire Science UL FSRI

036 - Researching fire with firefighters - UL FSRI: Steve Kerber and Craig Weinschenk

Feb. 2, 2022

In this episode I was really happy to host two amazing researchers from UL FSRI - Dr Steve Kerber, the VP of Underwriter Laboratories and Director of UL Fire Safety Research Institute, and Dr Craig Weinschenk, research engin…

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030 - Visibility Prediction Framework with Lukas Arnold

Dec. 8, 2021

If you ever had anything to do with Fire Safety Engineering, you have most likely touched the visibility in smoke. What's an easier way to explain how bad the conditions are inside of a building than saying how much smoke wa…

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029 -Busses, flammability and an unknown force holding good solutions back... with Anja Hofmann-Böllinghaus

Dec. 1, 2021

This is not a fun episode. It starts with a tragedy, that fueled a whole field of research. Continues into disbelief, that one aspect of fire safety can be at the same chosen as the sole foundation of fire safety within a br…

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022 - Combustion, fluid mechanics and fire safety engineering with Michael Gollner

Oct. 13, 2021

https://firelab.berkeley.edu/ this is the place you need to go! Ignition at different slope angles. Firebrand spotting. Fire whirls. What does connect these various fire phenomena? They are all driven by fluid dynamics and c…

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018 - Engineered timber with Danny Hopkin

Sept. 15, 2021

Engineered timber is on a trajectory to become the construction material of the future. However, on that pathway there stands the fire issue. Wood burns, it is inevitable. This is something we must accept, and learn to work …

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014 - A joyrney through the scales of fire phenomena with Sara McAllister

Aug. 18, 2021

Have you ever wondered how is a fire of a match or candle different from a wildfire? Or maybe rather, why is it different? What is it, that makes the fires at different scales behave in such a different manner? What are the …

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010 - Seeking the origins of standardized fire testing and ancient fire protection materials with John Gales

July 21, 2021

Did you know that the standard temperature-time curve, which is the underpinning of the fire resistance of assemblies, is over 100 years old? Once you know that, you cannot stop but think about how this affects modern constr…