Fires, chemical accidents, traffic accidents and floods are examples of incidents where fire engineer should have the knowledge to act.
What is new under your leadership?
– We have a new exercise in evacuation modeling. It is an important part of fire consultant's work and we plan to introduce more and more advanced step in terms of evacuation. We have also made it easier for students to complete their training with an optional legal overview course, says Michael Försth.
The students on the Fire program works extensively with computer calculations of different complexity. It is important to understand the pros and cons of different types of computer modeling.For practical exercises there is a very advanced labs available, CompLab. Practical applications and exercises are also carried out on emergency services training center Hertsö Fire Training ground and at MSBs facilities at Sandö.
– We will look more at active systems, that is, fire detection, fire alarms, and different extinguishing systems, says Michael Försth.
Professor Michael Försth have a shared position at the department of structural engineering and fire at Luleå University of Technology and as research director at SP Fire Research. Michael's research interests are mainly in fire physics, including spray physics and radiative heat transfer.