Engineering Analysis of Fires and Explosions demonstrates how professional forensic engineers apply basic concepts and principles from engineering and scientific disciplines to analyze fires and explosions. It describes how forensic engineers use a "reverse design" process to determine the original cause of a fire or explosion. This guide incorporates practices and lessons learned from the first-hand experiences of the author and his colleagues. It is an exciting introduction to the multidisciplinary subject of fire and explosion analysis and its legal ramifications. The author's straightforward language and style make the concepts easy to understand.

chapter 1|26 pages


chapter 2|48 pages

Some Combustion Chemistry

chapter 3|28 pages

Odorants and Leak Detection

chapter 4|32 pages

Determining the Point of Origin of a Fire

chapter 5|38 pages

Electrical Shorting

chapter 6|14 pages


chapter 8|21 pages

Arson and Incendiary Fires

chapter 9|11 pages

Automotive Fires

chapter 10|13 pages

Fire and Explosion Case Study

chapter 11|16 pages

Study Problems