UCLAN FIRE www.uclan.ac.uk/fire 1 University of Central Lancashire School of Engineering FV4002 Group Assignment Brief Assignment Details In groups of two, write a group report to include Tasks 1, 2 (50 marks) and 3 (50 marks). Task 1 (2000 words Â±10%) Review the requirements for space separation between buildings and the issues associated with external fire spread. The report should include detailed critical analyses/discussions and should cover: ï‚· The requirements of part B4 of the Building Regulations. ï‚· A review of the standard UK guidance (ADB, BS9999, BR187 etc.) , including: o Where space separation needs to be considered; o Details on boundary distances, site boundaries, relevant boundaries etc.; o Methods of assessing space separation and allowable unprotected areas. Task 2 (1000 words Â±10%) For the elevation of the JB Firth building that faces the Maudland building, provide detailed calculations of how allowable unprotected areas (UPA) should be determined when considering buildings on the same site. You should assume that the JB Firth building is about to be built. The report should also propose alternative methods/solutions that could potentially be used to increase the allowable UPA on this elevation of the JB Firth building. Task 3 Study a compartment fire via zone modelling. The compartment is of 5m long, 4m wide and 3m high. There is a door 2m high and 1m wide, installed in the centre of the front wall, which is open during the fire, see Figure 1. Assume that the walls, celling and floor are adiabatic. The fire is burning on floor and can be modelled by the medium t-squared fire with a maximal heat release rate of 1MW. The ambient temperature, density and pressure are 20Â°C, 1kg/mÂ³ and 1atm, respectively. 10 marks each:- 1) Write basic equations for calculating the temperatures, pressure, densities of the gases in two layers and the volume of smoke layer. 2) Calculate the upper layer temperatures at 0s, 10s, 100s, 293s and 400s using CFAST. 3) Calculate the volumes and heights of smoke layer at 0s, 10s, 100s, 293s and 400s using CFAST. 4) Is the pressure of the smoke layer constant? Explain your answer using the basic equations given in (1). 5) Discuss the advantage and disadvantage of zone modelling.UCLAN FIRE www.uclan.ac.uk/fire 2 Figure 1. Compartment schematics The word limit of the whole report is less than 4,400 words. This excludes footnotes but includes quotations. The word count must be printed on the top right hand corner of your work. Remember: ï‚· You must keep to the word limit. ï‚· You must demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes. ï‚· As you construct and present your work, consider the assessment criteria. Presentation Instructions It is your responsibility to ensure that your work is neatly and accurately presented. The work must be: ï‚· Word-processed ï‚· Single sided ï‚· 1.5 or double line spaced ï‚· Arial 12 point font ï‚· Justified ï‚· Page numbered ï‚· On A4 paper ï‚· Margins left and right 3cm ï‚· Attached to a cover sheet. Marks may be deducted for failure to follow these instructions. Please look at the Student Guide to Assessment for more information. Referencing All academic writing must be referenced. If you use other peopleâ€™s ideas without referencing them you are plagiarising their work. Door 5.0m 3.0mUCLAN FIRE www.uclan.ac.uk/fire 3 Either: Use the Harvard system of referencing within your text. This will take the form: surname, year of publication, page number, and is enclosed within brackets, for example (Bradley 1998, 277). At the end of your essay you should provide an alphabetical list of all the works you cite. Or: Use the Numeric System of referencing within your text. At every point in the text where a reference is made, insert a number (in brackets or superscript) and then list the references numerically at the end of your work. Plagiarism The use of work produced for another purpose by you, working alone or with others, must be acknowledged. Copying from the works of another person (including Internet sources) constitutes plagiarism, which is an offence within the Universityâ€™s regulations. Brief quotations from the published or unpublished works of another person, suitably attributed, are acceptable. You must always use your own words except when using properly referenced quotations. You are advised when taking notes from books or other sources to make notes in your own words, in a selective and critical way. Submission The work should be submitted: ï‚· with a front cover sheet (detailing the module code and title, essay title, learning outcomes, and date); ï‚· electronically through Blackboard, which you can also check your successful submission copy straight after. The deadline for submission is 23:59 Friday 02 March 2018. Every attempt will be made to ensure that the work will be marked and available for collection by end March 2018. The assignment is worth 50% of the total module assessment. Learning outcomes This assessment will test your ability to meet the learning outcomes as described in your module descriptor, specifically: 1. Critically evaluate traditional and recent models of heat and mass transfer in ventilated enclosures subjected to fire; 5. Test the efficacy of hypothetical models and tactical arguments put forward to support engineered solutions.UCLAN FIRE www.uclan.ac.uk/fire 4 Assessment Criteria In general, each member of the group will be awarded the same assignment mark. However, failure by any member of the group to contribute properly may lead to assignment marks being distributed based on team member contributions. This could lead to individual failure of the assignment whilst other members of the group pass. For more information please see the marking guide at Appendix 1.UCLAN FIRE www.uclan.ac.uk/fire 5 Appendix 1 Assessment Criteria: Masters Classification Relevance Knowledge Analysis Argument & Structure Presentation Distinction 70 â€“ 100% Completely and directly relevant to the title. Able to address the implications, assumptions and nuances of the title. Relevance to practice is thoroughly and explicitly addressed. Makes effective use of a comprehensive range of theory and practice knowledge. Demonstrates a clear ability in the manipulation and expression of material to demonstrate a solid understanding of the issues in both theory and practice. A comprehensive analysis of the material resulting in clear and illuminating conclusions. Very coherent and logically structured, making creative use of an appropriate mode of argument and/or theoretical model. Excellently written answer with standard spelling and syntax. Style is lucid and resourceful with appropriate referencing and bibliography. Merit 60-69% Directly relevant to the title. Is able to demonstrate effective practice relevance. Makes effective use of good theory and practice knowledge. Manipulates and transfers some material to demonstrate a clear grasp of the themes, questions and issues in theory and practice. Good analysis of the material resulting in clear and logical conclusions. Generally coherent and logically constructed. Uses an appropriate mode of argument or theoretical model. Well written with standard spelling and syntax. Style is lucid utilising an appropriate format referencing and bibliography. Pass 50-59% Generally addresses the title, sometimes addresses irrelevant issues. Relevance to practice effectively addressed, may be implicit in places. Adequate knowledge of a fair range of relevant theoretical and practice related material with evidence of an appreciation of its significance. Adequate analytical treatment, with occasional descriptive or narrative passages which lack clear analytical purpose. Conclusions are clear. Adequate attempt to construct a coherent argument, but may suffer loss of focus and consistency. Issues at stake may lack clarity or theoretical models are couched in simplistic terms. Competently written with only minor lapses from standard spelling and syntax. Style is readable with acceptable format, refere
ncing and bibliography. Fail Less than 50% Relevance to the title is intermittent or missing. The topic is reduced to its vaguest and least challenging terms. Relevance to practice is barely considered or not at all. Very limited understanding of a narrow range of relevant theoretical and practice related material. Lacks a basic knowledge in either/both theory and practice necessary for an understanding of the topic. Heavy dependence on description and/or narrative. Paraphrasing is common. Evidence of analysis is lacking. Clear and logical conclusions are sparse. Little/no evidence of coherent argument. There is a lack/absence of development and the work may be repetitive and/or thin. Poorly written with numerous deficiencies in syntax, spelling, expression and presentation. Does not use acceptable referencing and/or bibliography.