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Faculty of Engineering

Fire Dynamics and Modelling
Monday 24 - Friday 28 October 2016

Fire Dynamics and Modelling - Short Courses

Course details

The 2016 Programme will be ready approximately 3 months prior to the course, you can however download the latest (2015) course details form the left hand column for information.

On completion of this course, delegates should be able to apply general combustion and engineering principles to fires, should know the parameters that influence flame spread and steady burning and should be able to quantify the burning rate in compartment fires, predict the rate of development of the fire, the onset of flashover, and appreciate the application of these concepts to fire protection design. They should also understand the factors influencing smoke toxicity and movement.

The participants will also be made aware of the predictive tools that are available and should become familiar with the application and use of such tools, through "hands-on" practice.


Who should attend

Anybody who wishes / needs to gain a comprehensive, scientifically based analysis and engineering quantification tools, of fire development and consequence assessment in industrial and residential scenarios. This could include those involved in the design and operation of buildings and chemical plant (architects, civil engineers, chemical engineers), and in the design of protection systems (passive and active system developers, manufacturers, installers), those responsible for building and plant safety on a day to day basis, regulators and advisors (HSE, Fire Service, Home Office, Local Authorities, Building Control Offices, Consultants, Insurers) and fire-fighting professionals. Additionally, young researchers may find this course very useful.

MSc Option

This course also forms part of an MSc Masters programme (full time or part time) in Fire and Explosion Engineering. For information on the MSc in Fire & Explosion Engineering please visit the website at or contact; Peter Riley or tel. +44 (0)113 343 2793


The Fire Dynamics and Modelling CPD course, Leeds, has been approved for 32 CPD hours in total by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE).

The Energy Institute has approved Leeds University – Faculty of Engineering as an Approved Training Provider.

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The venue for the course will be Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel which offers first-class hotel facilities, a business centre and ample parking facilities.

Weetwood Hall Hotel is ideally situated 15 minutes north of the centre of Leeds in wooded grounds at the junction of the Otley Road and the outer ring road. It is just 15 minutes from Leeds Bradford International Airport and a short distance from the A1, M1, M606, M621 and M62 motorways. Further details can be found at

Online accommodation booking for delegates

Bed and breakfast accommodation is available at Weetwood Hall Conference Centre and Hotel. To take advantage of the special rates we have negotiated with the hotel for our course delegates, please book using the instructions below:

1. Click on the “Accommodation Booking” link in the left hand column
2. Complete the following fields: Arrival Date, Departure Date, Rooms, Adults, Children
3. Click the “Check Availability” button (N.B. You will not need to click on “Click Here for Special Rates” or enter a promotional code as this is already completed for you).
4. Proceed with your booking as instructed by the booking system.

We have negotiated the following special rates per night:

Friday – Sunday evening, bed and breakfast TBC
Monday – Thursday evening, bed and breakfast TBC

Please note that bookings via the “Accommodation Booking” link must be made two weeks before the course commences at the latest to qualify for the special rates and to guarantee room availability. Any accommodation requests after this date should be made direct with the hotel and will be subject to availability and rates.

How to Book/Fees

Booking for this course should be completed through our secure online store (see link in the left hand column). You will receive an automatic confirmation email within 24 hours of your booking.

2016 fees to be confirmed

For any online booking queries or further information please contact:
Jenna Kellett
CPD, Conference & Events Coordinator
CPD, Conference & Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering,
University of Leeds, LEEDS, LS2 9JT, UK.
T: + 44 (0)113 343 2494