Courses - Spring 2022
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.
ENFP310
Water Based Fire Protection Systems Design
Credits: 3
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
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
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.
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.
ENFP413
(Perm Req)
Human Response to Fire
Credits: 3
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
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
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.
ENFP465
(Perm Req)
Fire and Explosion Investigations
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: Student should have senior standing.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENFP489N, ENFP629N OR ENFP665.
Formerly: ENFP489N.
This course covers many aspects of fire and explosion investigation and reconstruction. Information on field techniques, applicable standards, and best practices are presented with an emphasis on how fire science and fire dynamics can be applied to forensic analysis. Experiments are performed and analyzed to demonstrate the concepts.
ENFP489
(Perm Req)
Special Topics
Credits: 3
For ENFP majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENFP613
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
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
ENFP620
Fire Dynamics Laboratory
Credits: 3
Recommended: ENFP415.
Laboratory experiments are designed to illustrate fire phenomena and test theoretical models. Diffusion flames, ignition and flame spread on solids, liquid pool fires, wood crib fires, fire plumes, compartment fires.
fn person and virtual options are available for lab meetings. Contact instructor for details.
ENFP625
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Validity, utility, reliability of current computer models. Applications of models in risk assessment, underwriting, loss prediction, hazard analysis. Development and validation of specific application models.
ENFP626
(Perm Req)
Computational Fire Modeling
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ENFP300 and ENFP312.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)-based fire modeling; governing equations of turbulent reacting flows; numerical approaches to the treatment of turbulence (DNS, LES, RANS); numerical methods for partial differential equations; physical modeling of enclosure fires (turbulence, combustion, thermal radiation, pyrolysis, suppression). Development of sample programs (Matlab) and use of current CFD-based fire models (FDS).
ENFP629
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics
Credits: 3 - 6
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENFP649
(Perm Req)
Special Problems
Credits: 1 - 3
Prerequisite: permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENFP662
Performance Based Design
Credits: 3
Credit only granted for: ENFP629E or ENFP662.
Formerly: ENFP629E.
This on-line course demonstrates how fire science can be used to solve fire protection problems in the built environment and will provide an understanding of their performance-based design process, deterministic and risk-based analysis techniques, development of design fire scenarios, trial design development and analysis, and building lifecycle management.
ENFP665
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3