Expertclass ‘FSE – Next Generation’ + Drink




14:00 - 18:00


Vertigo 5.07 + Zwarte Doos

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Expert class

In this expert class, the FellowFSE foundation (Eindhoven University of Technology) and the VVBA (Association of Fire Safety Consultants) present visions and trends in the field of fire safety engineering, related tot energy transition of the built environment. The expert class creates a connection between scientific research, fire prevention and fire suppression.
The highlight of the expert class ‘FSE – Next Generation’ is the announcement of the nominations for the VVBA NIPV thesis award 2023. A thesis award for the most innovative, high-profile and relevant master or bachelor thesis on fire safety. The winner will be announced at the Fire Safety & Science Congress (NIPV / Dutch Fire Service Academy, 7 and 8 June 2023)


14:00 Ruud van Herpen, Fellow FSE TU/e
Stay in place concept: boundary conditions

14:30 Nora Kuiper, TU/e
Pressure relief and smoke propagation through ventilation systems in multi-storey residential building

14:45 Joost Dumas, TU/e
Fire safety of supertall residential buildings

15:00 Jaap Wijnia, Peutz
Fire safety of Zalmtoren Rotterdam

15:30 Break (postersession) 

15:45 10 minutes pitches NIPV-VVBA thesis contest

  • Brandrisico van groene gevels
  • Numerical simulations of fire induced smoke propagation
  • CLT constructies na aantasting door brand
  • Reductie overdruk bij een ontwikkelende brand in een woning
  • Verhogen van de betrouwbaarheid van een stay-in-place concept
  • Invloed van houteigenschappen op het brandgedrag van hout

16:45 David den Boer, VVBA
Announcement of the nominated theses for the NIPV-VVBA thesis award

17:00 Drinks at Zwarte Doos

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