Fire and Materials

A world leader in the study of fire dynamics and the application of fire models, Professor Dembsey is developing new techniques and a guidance document for practicing engineers to measure fire properties of materials. His work will allow practicing engineers to more accurately predict fire behavior. Other projects include work on materials issues that will allow practicing engineers to more accurately predict how water and materials interact in fire suppression, and how flames spread across materials.

My materials work will allow fire protection engineers to develop more effective and efficient designs in the built environment and serve as a basis for improvement of regulatory policy. The result will be greater life safety and property in today’s cost-conscience world.

Nicholas Dembsey
Associate Professor
 
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