Courses - Spring 2019
ENFP
Engineering, Fire Protection
ENFP101
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Fire Protection Engineering
Credits: 1
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENFP108 or ENFP101.
Formerly: ENFP108.
This course will introduce students to the impact of fire on people, property and the environment and methods to mitigate the threat of fire. Student teams will apply the principles of fire behavior and fire safety systems covered in the first half of the course to design, build and test a fire safe, small-scale apartment. A final experiment will be conducted to provide an assessment of the complete designs of each team.
ENFP201
Numerical Methods with MatLab
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: MATH141.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Fire Protection program.
A broad range of numerical methods are illustrated and applications related to engineering problems are implemented using Mat Lab thus providing a working knowledge of this computational tool. The topics covered in the course include: finding roots of equations with bracketing and open methods; solving linear systems of equations with matrices, Gauss elimination, LU decomposition, and iterative methods; linear regression, polynomial interpolation; numerical integration and numerical differentiation; ordinary and partial differential equations. Additional topics such as optimization, eigenvalues, Fourier analysis, splines, and Romberg integration may be included as time allows.
ENFP300
(Perm Req)
Fire Protection Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: MATH246 and ENFP201; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in PHYS260, PHYS261, and ENES232.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Presents students with the fundamental properties of fluids and fluid movement. Both static and dynamic fluid problems will be considered with an emphasis on fire protection systems.
ENFP320
(Perm Req)
Fire Assessment Methods and Laboratory
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: ENFP312.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Fire Protection program.
Experimental evaluation of ignition, flame spread, rate of heat release and smoke production of furnishings and interior finish materials.
ENFP350
(Perm Req)
Professional Development Seminar
Credits: 1
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
An integrative, upper level professional development seminar covering topics such as engineering ethics, professional licensing, codes and standards, intellectual property, career selection and various contemporary issues in fire protection engineering.
ENFP410
(Perm Req)
Special Hazard Suppression Systems
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ENFP310 and ENFP312.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENFP410 or ENFP653.
Analysis of application and theory of fire suppression systems. The key elements of fire suppression systems will be discussed along with how they interact for effective fire suppression design. Physical mechanisms for a variety of fire suppression approaches will be discussed including hose streams, sprinklers, water mist, foam, clean agents, and chemical agents.
ENFP411
(Perm Req)
Risk-Informed Performance Based Design
Credits: 3
Restriction: Senior standing; or permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Appraisal and measurement of fire safety. Application of systems analysis, probability theory, engineering economy and risk management in the identification and synthesis of components of fire protection engineering. Methods for the development of criteria for the design, evaluation and assessment of fire safety or component hazards.
ENFP426
(Perm Req)
Computational Methods in Fire Protection
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ENFP425.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Introduction to computer-based fire modeling: zone modeling and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); documentation of input data, validation and verification tests.
ENFP429
(Perm Req)
Independent Studies
Credits: 1 - 3
Senior standing. For ENFP majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENFP440
(Perm Req)
Smoke Management and Fire Alarm Systems
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: Must have completed with a C- or better or concurrently be enrolled in ENFP300.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Also offered as: ENFP627.
Credit only granted for: ENFP440 or ENFP627.
Analysis of hazard posed by smoke in buildings. Performance characteristics of smoke management systems. Review of analytical design aids. Functional analysis and design of fire detection and alerting systems. Examination and evaluation of code criteria, performance specifications and research.
ENFP465
(Perm Req)
Fire and Explosion Investigations
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: Student should have senior standing.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Also offered as: ENFP665.
Credit only granted for: ENFP489N, ENFP629N OR ENFP665.
Formerly: ENFP489N.
Presents an overview of fire and explosion investigation and reconstruction. Information on field techniques, applicable standards and best practices will be presented along with how fire science and fire dynamics can be applied to forensic analysis. Additionally laboratory work will be conducted to illustrate the application of fire dynamics to forensic scenes to assist in the determination of cause and evaluation of potential fire growth scenarios. Sample experiments include 2nd item ignition tests, ignition delay tests, and the course culminates with a series of 1:12 reduced scale house burns to allow the students to investigate and document a fire. This course also qualifies the student to sit for the NAFI Certified Fire Investigator test.
ENFP489
(Perm Req)
Special Topics
Credits: 3
For ENFP majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENFP489W
Special Topics; Wildland Fires: Science and Application
Credits: 3
ENFP619
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1
ENFP627
(Perm Req)
Smoke Detection and Management
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ENFP300.
Also offered as: ENFP440.
Credit only granted for: ENFP627 or ENFP440.
Analysis of hazard smoke. Response analysis of smoke detectors based on characteristics of detectors and properties of smoke. Performance characteristics and limitations of smoke management systems. Capabilities and limitations of analytical design aids.
Also offered as ENFP489M. Credit only granted for ENFP489M or ENFP627.
ENFP629
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics
Credits: 3 - 6
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENFP629M
Selected Topics; Material Flammability
Credits: 3 - 6
ENFP629W
Selected Topics; Wildland Fires: Science and Application
Credits: 3 - 6
ENFP649
(Perm Req)
Special Problems
Credits: 1 - 3
Prerequisite: permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENFP653
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENFP410, ENFP489L, ENFP653, or ENFP629C.
Formerly: ENFP629C.
Issues related to the suppression of fires and the design of fire suppression systems. Theoretical aspects of fire suppression and extinction are considered to provide the foundation for the practical design of different types of fire suppression systems. Focus on water-based and "clean agent" fire suppression systems, with emphasis on high challenge and special hazard applications. Systems using other agents are introduced, but are not addressed in detail.
ENFP655
(Perm Req)
Smoke Control
Credits: 3
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-CDL-Office of Advanced Engineering Education.
Introduces the student to smoke control needs, design approaches and analytical methods. Students should develop an understanding of the performance characteristics and limitations of smoke control systems and the capabilities and limitations of analytical design aids. This course gives students an opportunity to integrate a broad range of information from previous courses with material from this course, such as fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and fire dynamics, and fire modeling. Students will review data from past experimental programs and apply computer model(s).
ENFP663
Credits: 3
Credit only granted for: ENFP629R or ENFP663.
Formerly: ENFP629R.
This on-line course addresses the fundamentals of fire risk modeling from both theoretical and applied perspectives.
ENFP665
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3