DYNAMIC SYSTEMS DESIGN 2

SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHK202864
Module Leader Kristen Salzer-Frost
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Civil Engineering and Environmental Management
Trimester
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Successful Completion of Level 3

Summary of Content

The module covers the design and installation of natural and mechanical smoke control. System components, design criteria and practical aspects of installation of smoke control systems are examined. The methodologies and requirements of the British Standard, Building Research Establishment and Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers design guidance and codes of practice are applied and computer fire models used to analyse smoke production and spread for different scenarios.

Syllabus

Factors influencing smoke production, and their interaction, for different spatial configurations, ventilation conditions, fuel types and fire load distributions System components, operational characteristics, design criteria and practical aspects of installation of natural and mechanical smoke control systems Computer zone models for estimating smoke production, characteristics and spread British Standard, Building Research Establishment and Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers design guidance and codes to design natural and mechanical smoke control systems

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to: 1. Recognise the key factors that influence smoke production, and assess their interaction, for different spatial configurations, ventilation conditions, fuel types and fire load distributions (FR: A2, B5, C2)2. Demonstrate an understanding of the uncertainties associated with using fire models used to estimate smoke production (FR: A2, A5)3. Apply computer zone models to estimate smoke production, characteristics and rate of spread for single and multi-compartment scenarios (FR: A2, B1, B2, B5, B4, C1)4. Explain the operational characteristics of components and system requirements for natural and mechanical smoke control systems (FR: A5, C3)5. Apply British Standard, Building Research Establishment and Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers design guidance and codes to design natural and mechanical smoke control systems for different spatial configurations, fuel load distributions and occupancy categories (FR: A2, A5, B1, B2, B5, C2)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The learning strategy is delivered via a combination of lectures, tutorials and computer laboratory sessions and is GCU Learn supported. The key themes and the application of fire models and codes of practice, introduced in the lectures are explored through directed reading, self-study exercises, tutorial exercises, computer laboratory sessions and the coursework assignments. Tutorial discussions and group exercises allow students to reflect on their own and other students learning and understanding and different approaches to problem solving. Learning and teaching strategies will be developed and implemented, appropriate to students' needs, to enable all students to participate fully in the programme.

Indicative Reading

Essential Texts/Recommended Purchase British Standard, Building Research Establishment and Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers design guidance and codes as directed Recommended Reading Society of Fire Protection Engineers Handbook, 3d Edition Academic and professional journals as directed

Transferrable Skills

D1, D2, D3, D7, D12, D13, D14

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (PT) 63.00
Assessment (FT) 63.00
Independent Learning (FDL) 200.00
Independent Learning (FT) 128.00
Independent Learning (PT) 128.00
Lectures (PT) 48.00
Lectures (FT) 48.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 0.00 20.00 n/a Computer Zone Model Fire scenario analysis
Exam (Exams Office) 3.00 60.00 35% unseen written exam, 4 questions from 6
Coursework 2 0.00 20.00 n/a Smoke Control System Design Project