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Courses - Fall 2017
ENFP
Engineering, Fire Protection Department Site
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.
ENFP250
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Life Safety Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENFP250 or ENFP251.
Formerly: ENFP251.
Introduction to fire protection engineering and building regulation, building safety systems, and egress system design. Evacuation modeling. Human behavior in fires. Tenability Analysis.
ENFP310
(Perm Req)
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
(Perm Req)
Heat and Mass Transfer
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES232 and ENFP300.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
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.
ENFP405
(Perm Req)
Structural Fire Protection
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES220.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Fire Protection program; and permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Effects of elevated temperature on structural materials; steel, concrete, wood, gypsum, glass and reinforced plastics. Experimental evaluation of fire resistance of building assemblies. Analytical methods to evaluate fire resistance of structural members.
ENFP413
(Perm Req)
Advanced Life Safety Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENFP250.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Also offered as: 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.
ENFP415
(Perm Req)
Fire Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENFP312.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Also offered as: ENFP651.
Credit only granted for: ENFP415 or ENFP651.
Designed to give students a quantitative understanding of fire behavior. The fundamentals of physics and chemistry of combustion are presented and used to derive key analytical relationships that describe fire growth. Application of these relationships to the analysis of common fire scenarios is emphasized.
ENFP425
(Perm Req)
Enclosure Fire Modeling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES232, ENFP300, and ENFP312.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Fire Protection program; and senior standing; and permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
An introduction to enclosure fire dynamics through the development of fire modeling algorithms and the application of computer-based fire modeling techniques. The objectives of the course are: to provide a basic understanding of enclosure fire dynamics with an emphasis on a system-level viewpoint (i.e., a global description of the coupling between combustion dynamics, smoke filling, vent flows and heat transfer); and to provide an introduction to the zone modeling approach. Topics covered include a review of the mathematical formulation of zone models, a discussion of numerical integration of the zone modeling equations (using MATLAB), and an introduction to zone modeling software used by professional engineers (e.g., CFAST).
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.
ENFP464
Industrial Fire Safety
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Students must be of senior standing.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Also offered as: ENFP664.
Credit only granted for: ENFP464, ENFP489I, ENFP629I OR ENFP664..
Formerly: ENFP489I.
Additional information: The course will be taught as a dual senior-level undergraduate course and graduate course.
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.
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.
ENFP489Q
Special Topics; Introduction to Combustion
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ENFP489Q. Credit only granted for ENAE488Q or ENFP489Q.

Fundamentals of chemically reacting flow.Thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, and chemical kinetics of fuel mixtures. Coupling of chemical and energy analysis. Laminar premixed and non-premixed flames.Aspects of detonations, turbulent combustion and pollutant formation.
ENFP489W
(Perm Req)
Special Topics; Wildland Fires: Science and Applications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
ENFP613
(Perm Req)
Human Response to Fire
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Also offered as: ENFP413.
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)
Graduate Seminar
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENFP620
Fire Dynamics Laboratory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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.
ENFP621
(Perm Req)
Analytical Procedures of Structural Fire Protection
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENFP312.
Also offered as: ENFP621.
Credit only granted for: ENFP405 or ENFP621.
Analysis procedures for structural components of wood, steel, concrete, composites. Structural capabilities, modifications under fire induced exposures. Calculations, computer models for predicting fire resistance ratings of structural components.
ENFP629
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENFP629M
Selected Topics; Material Flammability
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENFP629W
Selected Topics; Wildland fires: Science and Applications
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENFP630
Diffusion Flames and Burning Rate Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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.
ENFP651
(Perm Req)
Advanced Fire Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ENFP629A or ENFP651.
Formerly: ENFP629A.
A review of the basic chemistry and physics necessary to understanding fire dynamics; and of the physics of heat transfer and turbulent fluid flow will be given. The nature and structure of premixed and diffusion flames will be presented.
ENFP652
(Perm Req)
Fire Assessment Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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.
ENFP661
(Perm Req)
Forensic Fire Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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.
ENFP664
Advanced Industrial Fire Safety
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as: ENFP464.
Credit only granted for: ENFP489I, ENFP629I, 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.
ENFP799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.