Introduction

Project

  • Research in Fire Engineering aims at exploring the scientific understanding of building fire problems and fire protection engineering.
  • This is very critical in implementing Engineering Performance-Based Fire Codes (EPBFC) for providing better safety to people.
  • Work carried out can be divided into theoretical studies and practical activities.
  • For the theoretical aspect, intense effort has been put into fire modelling. Research on fire spread using the field modelling technique (or sometimes called computational fluid dynamics CFD) is actively performed.
  • Practical fire problems encountered by the local industry were tackled. Areas included water system research, smoke management, false alarms, fire detection system, and fire aspects in industrial buildings, hotels, karaokes, tunnels, car parks and university campuses.