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UL FSRI Episodes

Here are the episodes featuring research performed at the UL Fire Safety Research Institute and by its employees
Engineers Toolbox UL FSRI

065 - Understanding mesh sensitivity and model uncertainties with Jason Floyd

Aug. 31, 2022

Will a higher resolution mesh make my CFD more accurate? That is a harmless question, and most of us would tend toward 'I guess yeah'. But let us try and unpack this. Into atoms! What does higher resolution mean? How exactly…

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…

The Fascinating World Of Fire Science Building A Fire Safe Future UL FSRI

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…

Fire Science And Engineering UL FSRI

042 - Unsafe environment of post fire scenes with Gavin Horn

March 16, 2022

We all understand the dangers of smoke inhalation in fires. But what about the site of the fire a few days after it was put out? It looks clean, maybe even lost the smell... Is it something to worry about, or you can rush st…

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…