Project

Experimental and numerical study of fire dynamics in passive houses

Duration
01 July 2018 → 30 September 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Fellow
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Classical physics
    • Physics of gases, plasmas and electric discharges
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
    • Manufacturing engineering
    • Safety engineering
Keywords
Fire dynamics passive house fire-induced pressure CO generation risk assessment
 
Project description

passive house is a relatively new type of low-energy house, which conforms the highest energy standard for buildings. The construction requirements of passive houses, in particular the very low leakage, may result in great fire risks. The objective of this research is to deepen the understanding of fire dynamics in passive houses, including the generation of high pressure levels and carbon monoxide due to the airtightness.