Calculation of the Effects from Fires, Explosions and Toxic Dispersion

Course Information
TitleΥπολογισμός Επιπτώσεων από Φωτιές, Εκρήξεις και Διασπορά Τοξικών Ρύπων / Calculation of the Effects from Fires, Explosions and Toxic Dispersion
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20001983

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2021-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students will learn to calculate and evaluate the effects of fires, explosions or toxic pollutant dispersion on people and materials.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is concerned with the calculation of the effects of fires, explosions or toxic pollutant dispersion on people and materials. In detail 1) At first the possibility of an accident is studied. 2) Study of the different types of fire, and the calculation of the thermal radiation. Using the thermal radiation the probability of burns or death and the effects on materials are calculated. 3) Emphasis is placed on gas cloud explosions and particularly on calculating the overpressure generated. From the size of overpressure the direct and indirect impacts on humans and materials are calculated. 4) Study of the continuous or instantaneous dispersion of toxic pollutants, light or not, and their effects on humans. 5) A brief overview of causes that occur in equipment is presented. 6) Study of various typical large industrial accidents.
Risk analysis, leaks, fires, explosions, toxic gas dispersions
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
The whole course takes place in the Computer Center, using an interactive Authorare platform. Video collection of industrial accidents for discussion
Course Organization
Laboratory Work50
Written assigments20
Virtual court for accident cases40
Student Assessment
Solution of 4 large exercise in class. Participation in group in the presentation, for or against, of an accident case in a virtual Court.
Student Assessment methods
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ασσαελ Μ.Ι., Κακοσίμος Κ. "Αναλυση Επικινδυνότητας. Εγχειρίδιο Υπολογισμών των Επιπτωσεων Φωτιάς, Έκρηξης και Διασποράς Τοξικών Ρύπων", Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα (2008) σελ. 330
Additional bibliography for study
Assael M.J., Kakosimos K. "Fires, Explosion, and Toxic Gas Dispersions. Effects Calculation and Risk Analysis", CRC Press (2010) 330 pages
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