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2016
11 NOV

Researchers keen to learn what causes fires in wind turbines

When a fire breaks out in a wind turbine, it often spreads quickly and uncontrollably. Destructive fires are extremely costly from the perspectives of safety, finance...

Fire prevention technology and safety
07 JUN

Horizontal ventilation can increase fire safety in tunnels

A Research Assistant at DTU Civil Engineering has won an international award for his work with developing a horizontal ventilation system for tunnels. The purpose is to...

Fire prevention technology and safety
03 MAY

Presentation awards for research on in-situ burning of oil

A PhD student and a Master’s student from DTU have recently won 1st places in presentation awards for their research in in-situ burning of oil. One of the awards was won...

Waste management Fossil fuels Raw materials and raw materials exploitation Polar research Fire prevention technology and safety Environmental chemistry
12 APR

Increased focus on fire safety to reduce fatalities

The number of fire-related deaths in Denmark has been stagnant since the 1980s. Mortality can only be reduced if fire safety becomes a far more integral part of our construction...

Fire prevention technology and safety Mathematical modelling
04 APR

Increased focus on fire safety can improve the statistics

The number of fire fatalities in Denmark has been stagnant since the 1980’s. The mortality rate can only be improved if fire safety becomes a much more integral part of...

Fire prevention technology and safety Mathematical modelling
2015
20 MAY

Researchers learn more about evacuating intoxicated youth

When the wine is in, the wit is out, the saying goes. But how do intoxicated young people act when they need to be evacuated in case of an emergency—for instance during...

Fire prevention technology and safety
08 APR

Weightless experiments prevent fires in space

Associate Professor Grunde Jomaas from DTU Civil Engineering is coordinating an international research programme targeted at fire safety in space. It includes what...

Fire prevention technology and safety Space research
07 JAN

New building featuring the concrete of the future

The super-light concrete deck is emerging as the new floor partition element in construction. The decks offer concrete constructions new expressions while improving building...

Construction materials Building construction Materials Fire prevention technology and safety Indoor climate Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
2014
20 JUN

Fire investigation with scientific approach

This year, the focus of DTU’s Fire Safety Day 2014, arranged by DTU Civil Engineering, put focus on how fire safety science can assist fire investigations. The keynote...

Fire prevention technology and safety
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