Courses - Spring 2024
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.
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 granted 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
Recommended: 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.
ENFP461
Think Tank
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: Junior standing in fire protection engineering.
Designed to have the student apply critical thinking in both engineering and business terms through a unique combination of student-driven, competition-based, long-term, targeted learning.
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.
Credit only granted for: ENFP489N, ENFP629N OR ENFP665.
Formerly: ENFP489N.
Additional information: The course will be taught as a shared senior-level undergraduate course and graduate course.
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
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
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
ENFP620
Fire Dynamics Laboratory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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.
ENFP625
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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.
ENFP629
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENFP630
Diffusion Flames and Burning Rate Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Prerequisite: ENFP312.
Basic principles of diffusion flames for gaseous, liquid, and solid fuels. Droplet burning, B number, jet combustion, boundary layer combustion, generalized methods.
ENFP649
(Perm Req)
Special Problems
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENFP653
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENFP410, ENFP610, or ENFP653.
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.
ENFP664
Advanced Industrial Fire Safety
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Jointly offered with ENFP464.
Credit only granted for: ENFP489I, ENFP62 9I, ENFP464, or ENFP664.
Formerly: ENFP489I and ENFP629I.
This class is designed to introduce students to the basics of process safety with a focus on the methods and techniques that may be utilized when evaluating the existing or proposed safety protection solutions in industrial facilities. An emphasis is placed on properly identifying the hazards that are present, the risk exposure, and how best to address the risk. The foundation is laid by presenting the necessary background information on industrial processes and integrating this information with applicable fire/explosion safety science.
ENFP665
(Perm Req)
Advanced Fire and Explosion Investigations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of the Fire Protection Engineering department.
Jointly offered with: ENFP465.
Credit only granted for: ENFP629N, ENFP489N OR ENFP465.
Formerly: ENFP629N.
Additional information: The course will be taught as a shared senior-level undergraduate course and graduate course.
This course covers many advanced aspects of fire and explosion investigation and reconstruction. Information on field techniques, applicable standards, and best practices are presented with an emphasis on how advanced fire science and fire dynamics can be applied to forensic analysis. Experiments are performed and analyzed to demonstrate the concepts.
ENFP799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6