Dr Fuchen Jia BSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer

I have been working within Fire Safety Engineering Group since November, 1994. I am a key member of the team of the CFD fire modelling software SMARTFIRE which is currently sold and used internationally. I have been responsible for developing and implementing within SMARTFIRE models of fundamental features of fire development including radiation, combustion, turbulence and fire spread. My work on the simulation of fire spread within Swiss Air SR111 won the Gold Award and George Taylor Prize for the best paper in 2006 in the Aeronautical Journal, the Royal Aeronautical Society. My modelling work on CFD fire analysis of the fatal aircraft crash is a pioneering application of fire simulation in an air crash investigation.

Awards

  • Royal Aeronautical Society Gold Award (2017) for the best paper (co-authored) of the Aeronautical Journal
  • The ARUP FIRE ABE Fire Safety Award Year 2001 Winner for the Fire Safety Engineering Thesis
  • "The Simulation of Fire Growth and Spread within Enclosures using an Integrated CFD Fire Spread Model" PhD
  • Gold Award and George Taylor Prize for the best paper in 2006, the Aeronautical Journal, the Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Team member of the shortlist for the top prize in Outstanding Engineering Research Team of the Year category of Times Higher Education award 2011

Research / Scholarly interests

CFD, Fire Modelling, Combustion, Heat and Mass Transfer

Recent publications

Article

Wang, Zhaozhi , Galea, Edwin R., Grandison, Angus, Ewer, John , Jia, Fuchen (2021), A coupled computational fluid dynamics and Wells-Riley model to predict COVID-19 infection probability for passengers on long-distance trains. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Safety Science, 147: 105572 ISSN: 0925-7535 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2021.105572) NB Item availability restricted.

Wang, Zhaozhi , Galea, Edwin R., Grandison, Angus, Ewer, John , Jia, Fuchen (2021), Inflight transmission of COVID-19 based on experimental aerosol dispersion data. Oxford University Press. In: , , , Inflight Transmission of COVID-19 Based on Aerosol Dispersion Data. Oxford University Press, Journal of Travel Medicine, 28: taab023 (4) ISSN: 1195-1982 (Print), 1708-8305 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taab023).

Hu, Xiaoqin , Jia, Fuchen, Wang, Zhaozhi, Galea, Edwin R. (2017), Grouping strategies for MPS soot transport model and its application in large-scale enclosure fires. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Fire Safety Journal, 91 . pp. 361-370 ISSN: 0379-7112 (Print), 1873-7226 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2017.03.045) NB Item availability restricted.

Wang, Zhaozhi , Jia, Fuchen, Galea, Edwin Richard, Choi, Jun-Ho (2017), A forensic analysis of a fatal fire in an indoor shooting range using coupled fire and evacuation modelling tools. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Fire Safety Journal, 91 . pp. 892-900 ISSN: 0379-7112 (Print), 1873-7226 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2017.03.029) NB Item availability restricted.

Galea, E. R. , Wang, Z., Jia, F. (2017), Numerical investigation of the fatal 1985 Manchester Airport B737 fire. Cambridge University Press. In: , , , . Cambridge University Press, Aeronautical Journal, 121: 1237 . pp. 287-319 ISSN: 0001-9240 (Print), 2059-6464 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/aer.2016.122) NB Item availability restricted.

Galea, E.R. , Wang, Z., Jia, F., Lawrence, P.J. , Ewer, J. (2016), Fire safety assessment of open wide gangway underground trains in tunnels using coupled fire and evacuation simulation. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Fire and Materials, 41 (6) . pp. 716-737 ISSN: 0308-0501 (Print), 1099-1018 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/fam.2413) NB Item availability restricted.