Nanotechnology and bio-inspired flame retardants
Novel strategies to combine nano-particles with existing flame retardants through nano-filler technology.
Multi-scale computational models for fire propagation
Multi-scale computational models that capture the flammability properties, thermal degradation, and combustion characteristics of advanced lightweight materials and structures.
Innovative fire suppression and fire control approaches
Develop innovative fire suppression systems as well as practical fire control strategies.
Human behavioural models for crowd movement
Investigate how the evacuation of people in the event of building fire is affected by the human behavioural response to a fire situation subject to the burning of lightweight materials.
Fire Testing and Standards
Establish new fire tests and standards to ensure that more robust fire safety provisions are provided for advanced materials and applications.
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This Training Centre, which strongly aligns with the Advanced Manufacturing priority, brings together an outstanding team of 39 Chief and Partner Investigators from 27 organisations from Australia, Hong Kong, China, UK and USA to provide high quality training of 19 industry-focused fire researchers. Through joint ARC Discovery, Linkage, and other industry-supported projects, the five Australian universities of this Training Centre (UNSW, RMIT, WSU, USQ and Uni Adelaide) have established strong collaborative research track records in flame retardant materials, performance of structures under fire, and modelling of the propagation process of fire.
Professor Guan Heng Yeoh
Professor Chun Wang
DR ANTHONY CHUN YIN YUEN
Congratulations to Mr Cheng Wang, who has submited his PhD Thesis, for his thesis titled: “The development and implementation of a population balance method-based soot model in diffusion flames”! Cheng is currently working as a research fellow at UNSW.
Dear fellow Colleagues, On behalf of our Centre Director Prof Guan Heng Yeoh, also an advisory committee member of ICPER2020, we proudly invite you to submit your work on production, energy, sustainability and reliability. This conference will be held in the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK), Kuching, Malaysisa, on 14-16 July 2020. The paper submission Read more about International Conference on Production, Energy & Reliability (ICPER2020) – Call for papers[…]
Inspired by the advanment of repid development in “machine learning” techniques, we now proposed using genetic algorithm theory to optimise the pyrolysis kinetics input data of any polymer composites for our fire field models (i.e. computational fluid dynamics based). Typically, pyrolysis kinetics is extracted via thermal gravemetry (TGA), where the solid decomposition is studied in Read more about Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Formulate Simulation Inputs for Fire Models[…]
On the 15 November 2019, a group of ARC Training Centre researchers from Western Sydney University (WSU) lead by A/Prof. Swapan Saha and Dr. Yaping He visited our group. During the meeting, A/Prof. Saha introduced the current research conducted in WSU and discussed future collaboration between WSU and UNSW including sharing the fire testing facility Read more about Partnership with the University of Western Sydney to create capacities in fire safety research[…]
On 27th August 2019, our Centre Director Prof Guan Heng Yeoh has delivered a plenary section in the AFAC19 research forum hosted in Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), Victoria, Australia. Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) is a national council for fire & emergency service, partnering with Bushfire Natural Hazards CRC and Read more about AFAC19 – Research Forum presentation[…]
A new Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre was officially launched on the 2nd of July 2019, which will focus on the fire retardant materials, safety technologies and training the next generation of researchers. The Centre Director, Prof. Guan Heng Yeoh welcomed and led the official opening of the ARC Training Centre at The University Read more about Official Launch Event[…]
ARC Training Centre in Fire Retardant Materials and Safety Technologies Workshop was held successfully on 1st of July, 2019. The topic of this workshop is “An Integrated Approach to Fire Protection of Building Materials and Structures”. It is a great opportunity and platform for academics, industrial partners and the government agencies to get together and Read more about ARC Training Centre in Fire Retardant Materials and Safety Technologies Workshop[…]
On behalf of our Centre Director (Prof Guan Heng Yeoh), Deputy Director (Prof Chun Hui Wang), and Centre Manager (Dr Anthony Chun Yin Yuen), it is our great pleasure to invite you to the official launch of the ARC Training Centre in Fire Retardant Materials and Safety Technolgies on Tuesday 2 July 2019. We will also Read more about ARC Training Centre in Fire Safety Launch Event[…]
MXenes are a newly discovered class of two dimensional transition metal carbides, nitrides and carbonnitrides. They are emerging materials for electrochemical storage and possible use in lithiumion batteries for applications such as cell phones and electric vehicles. However, their practical applications are currently limited by challenges with manufacturing, and fire and explosion safety.
We have recently developed our own predictive model to understand soot particle size distribution adopting the Discrete Quadrature Method of Moments (DQMOM) Population Balance Approach (PBA). Using this technique, we can simulate the variation of size and number of particulates for any given time and space in enclosure field. This model incorporates interactive fire phenomena, Read more about Developing a Predictive Model for Soot Particle Distribution[…]