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fIRE DYNAMICS COURSE
The IFE South Africa Branch invited two esteemed academics from the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at The University of Edinburgh, Dr Ricky Carvel and Dr Rory Hadden, to share their specialist knowledge and give us an insight into the complexities of Fire Dynamics which includes the knowledge of science and fire, physical and chemical behaviour of combustion systems as well as the impact of fire on structures and material
Dr Rory Hadden is the Rushbrook Lecturer in Fire Investigation. Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh he held positons at University of Western Ontario and Imperial College London. His research interests include pyrolysis, ignition and flammability of solid fuels with application to the built and natural environments. Dr Hadden specialises in experimental work ranging from laboratory scale studies to field scale measurements of fire phenomena with novel sensing methods. He teaches courses on Fire Safety Science and Fire Investigation at undergraduate and MSc level. Dr Hadden Rory has authored more than 20 peer reviewed journal papers and more than 30 conference papers spanning fire safety in the built and natural environment. He has featured in the Edinburgh International Science Festival, the BBC Four documentary “Catching History’s Criminals” and regularly contributes to the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2.
Dr Ricky Carvel is Lecturer in Combustion & Fire Dynamics in the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He has previously worked for the University of Aberystwyth, Heriot-Watt University, and International Fire Investigators and Consultants. He is editor of the ‘Handbook of Tunnel Fire Safety’ (2nd Edition, ICE Publishing, 2011) and was associate editor of Fire Safety Journal (2009-2015). He has been working in the field of fire science and tunnel fire phenomena since 1998. His research work has focused on the interaction between fires and ventilation (specifically tunnel ventilation systems, crosswinds and, currently, underventilated fires such as in basements). In 2004 he was awarded a PhD from Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland) for his thesis “Fire Size in Tunnels”. In addition to fire vs ventilation research, he has also been involved in research in dust explosions, ignition, material flammability, CFD modelling and fire suppression. As well as his teaching and research responsibilities at the University, he currently provides fire safety engineering consultancy services to a number of different companies, primarily with regard to tunnel fire safety and fire dynamics. He has authored more than 20 journal papers and more than 40 conference papers.
The course was a great success and the IFE be having more courses of this caliber with International speakers in 2018, be on the lookout for them if you missed out on this one. .