Fire development has been an area of research at Lund University since the 1960s. Today the main areas of research within the fire development group are: fire modelling, fire spread and combustions products. The fire laboratory at LTH is equipped with a micro combustion calorimeter, a cone calorimeter, a furniture calorimeter, gas analysis equipment, laser measurement techniques, wind tunnel for sprinkler tests and ISO fire room in 1/3-scale and 1/4-scale. The LUNARC-cluster is also at the disposal of the fire group for simulating fires.
The researchers in the fire development group are all involved in teaching at the programs in fire safety engineering at LTH. Thus the students at the educational programs are up to date with the most current research. Each year several student theses’ are conducted within the ongoing research projects.