Courses - Spring 2020
ENFP
Engineering, Fire Protection
ENFP101
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Fire Protection Engineering
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
ENFP310
Water Based Fire Protection Systems Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENFP300.
Corequisite: ENFP312.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Introduction to aqueous fire suppression. Discussion of key fluid dynamics and heat transfer processes in aqueous fire suppression. System design and performance analysis based on national standards, hydraulic theory and elementary fluid dynamics and heat transfer.
ENFP312
Heat and Mass Transfer
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES232 and ENFP300.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENFP312 or ENME332.
Fundamentals of heat and mass transfer. Conduction, convection, and radiation modes of heat transfer. Diffusion concepts and evaporation phenomena. Problem solving techniques with application to fire problems.
ENFP350
(Perm Req)
Professional Development Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
ENFP413
(Perm Req)
Human Response to Fire
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENFP250.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Jointly offered with ENFP613. Credit only gran ted for: ENFP413 or ENFP613.
Fractional effective dose (FED) methods for predicting time to incapacitation and death of fires for use in fire safety calculations. Physiology and toxicology of the fire effluent components, decomposition chemistry of common materials, standard experimental approaches. Predictive models of material production rates. People movement characteristics related to building evacuation. Formulation and application of evacuation models. Human behavior factors affecting response of people to fire situations.
ENFP420
Fire Assessment Methods and Laboratory
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Student must have senior standing; and minimum grade of C- in ENFP312.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Fire Protection program.
Credit only granted for: ENFP320 or ENFP420.
Formerly: ENFP320.
Experimental evaluation of ignition, flame spread, rate of heat release and smoke production of flammable gases, liquids, solids, and interior finish materials. Analytical and computer methods for the design, performance, and analysis of fire experiments. Preparation of laboratory reports.
ENFP426
(Perm Req)
Computational Methods in Fire Protection
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Senior standing. For ENFP majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENFP465
(Perm Req)
Fire and Explosion Investigations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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.
Additional information: The course will be taught as a dual senior-level undergraduate course and graduate course.
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)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
For ENFP majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENFP613
(Perm Req)
Advanced Life Safety Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENFP413 or ENFP613.
Fractional effective dose (FED) methods for predicting time to incapacitation and death of fires for use in fire safety engineering calculations. Physiology and toxicology of fire effluent components, decomposition chemistry of common materials, standard experimental approaches. Predictive models of material production rates. People movement characteristics related to building evacuation. Formulation and application of evacuation models. Human behavior factors affecting response of people to fire situations.
ENFP619
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
ENFP629
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENFP649
(Perm Req)
Special Problems
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENFP652
Fire Assessment Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Credit only granted for: ENFP629B or ENFP652.
Formerly: ENFP629B.
This on-line course offers a comprehensive review of experimental techniques to assess fire performance characteristics of materials, products and assemblies.
ENFP653
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
ENFP661
Forensic Fire Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Credit only granted for: ENFP629D or ENFP661.
Formerly: ENFP629D.
This on-line course addresses the forensic analysis of structural fire incidents in terms of enclosure fire dynamics and the impact of fire safety subsystems used to prevent or mitigate the consequences of fire. These subsystems include: ignition prevention, material flammability and flame spread, fire detection and alarm, fire suppression, smoke movement and management, structural fire protection and egress systems. Failures in these subsystems are addressed in terms of differences between expected and observed performance.
ENFP665
(Perm Req)
Advanced Fire and Explosion Investigations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering.
Jointly offered with ENFP465.
Credit only granted for: ENFP629N, ENFP48 9N OR ENFP465.
Formerly: ENFP629N.
Additional information: The course will be taught as a dual senior-level undergraduate course and gradu ate course.
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.
ENFP799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6