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Courses - Spring 2018
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.
ENFP300
(Perm Req)
Fire Protection Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH246; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in PHYS260 and PHYS261.
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
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: ENFP350 or ENFP450.
Formerly: ENFP450.
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)
Advanced Fire Suppression
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENFP310 and ENFP312.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENFP 410, ENFP489L, ENFP 653, or ENFP629C.
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.
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.
Credit only granted for: ENFP426 or ENFP416.
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.
ENFP440
(Perm Req)
Smoke Management and Fire Alarm Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 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
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.
ENFP619
(Perm Req)
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.
ENFP625
(Perm Req)
Advanced Fire Modeling
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.
ENFP627
(Perm Req)
Smoke Detection and Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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
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
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)
Advanced Fire Supression
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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.
ENFP662
(Perm Req)
Performance Based Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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)
Advanced Fire and Explosion Investigations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering.
Also offered as: ENFP465.
Credit only granted for: ENFP629N, ENFP489N OR ENFP465.
Formerly: ENFP629N.
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.
ENFP799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.