The Division of Fire Safety Engineering will give a two day course for post-graduate students prior to the IAFSS symposium.
If you are interested in participating or if you have any questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. The final date for applying to the course is April 21, 2017
The aim is that the postgraduate students get a deeper understanding of experimental method applicable in fire science research.
The student will be provided with knowledge about fundamental concepts and techniques that are applied across a range of experimental fields.
The course also aims to bring young researchers in the field of fire safety science together in order to exchange experiences and contacts for future collaboration and contact.
Skills and Abilities
The student should be able to:
- Construct an experimental design.
- Describe and use basic statically methods for evaluating experimental measurements.
- Discuss the accuracy of their collected and evaluated data.
- Describe possible ethical issues in their research field
The course is built around the book “Experiment! – Planning, Implementing and Interpreting” by Öivind Andersson.
The following topics will be covered in the sessions in the course:
- Introduction to the experimental method
- Experimental design.
- Experimental methods in fire dynamics research
- Experimental methods in evacuation research
- Ethics and plagiarism
The student will need to prepare him- or herself before the course by reading hand-outs and solve exercises provided by the course responsible.
The student also needs to submit a final assignment within 2 months of the course to the course responsible. The final assignment is introduced on the last session.
A total of 6 sessions will be conducted in course. All sessions will take place in conjunction with the 12th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science at Lund University. The preliminary dates for the course are June 8-9 2017.
The following table gives the topic and date of the sessions in the course.
|Session 1||What is an experiment?||June 8||10-12||TBA|
|Session 2||Statistics for experiments||June 8||13-15||TBA|
|Session 3||Experimental design 1||June 8||15-17||TBA|
|Session 4||Experimental design 2||June 9||9-10||TBA|
|Session 5||Ethics and plagiarism||June 9||10-12|
|Session 6||Experimental methods in fire science research (fire dynamics and evacuation)||June 9||13-16||TBA|
|End||Summary and final assignment||June 9||16-17||TBA|
Literature and Language
The course book is: Experiment! – Planning, Implementing and Interpreting by Öivind Andersson, published by John Wiley & Sons, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-470-68825-0
Exercises may be carried out using Microsoft Excel or Mathworks Matlab.
The course will be given in English.
Students that attend the sessions and presents the final assignment will receive a course certificate.
Nils Johansson, associate senior lecturer, Lund University (course responsible)
Daniel Nilsson, senior lecturer, Lund University
Patrick van Hees, Professor, Lund University