ENFP - Engineering, Fire Protection

ENFP101 Introduction to Fire Protection Engineering (1 Credit)

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.

Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.

Credit Only Granted for: ENFP108 or ENFP101.

Formerly: ENFP108.

ENFP102 Fire Safe Building Designs (3 Credits)

Students are introduced to Fire Protection Engineering (FPE). Discussions on contemporary fire safety topics are designed to raise your interest and understanding of fire, its impact on people, property and the environment and methods to mitigate the threat of fire. Students will have hands-on experiences through a set of demonstrations and a final experiment to explore fire behavior and the performance of fire safety systems. The final experiment will apply the principles of fire behavior and fire safety systems to build and test a fire safe, small-scale residence.

ENFP108 Hot Topics in Fire Protection Engineering (1 Credit)

Current issues of importance to fire protection engineering. Topics focus on advances in basic fire science, computerized fire modeling, safety systems, human behavior and fire, fire toxicity, risk analysis, performance based fire safety, fire reconstruction, arson and evidence, voluntary fire safety standards, codes, and relations with other disciplines including architecture and the built environment, loss prevention and fire insurance.

Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering; or permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.

Repeatable to: 2 credits if content differs.

ENFP250 Introduction to Life Safety Analysis (3 Credits)

Introduction to fire protection engineering and building regulation, building safety systems, and egress system design. Evacuation modeling. Human behavior in fires. Tenability Analysis.

Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.

Credit Only Granted for: ENFP250 or ENFP251.

Formerly: ENFP251.

ENFP300 Fire Protection Fluid Mechanics (3 Credits)

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.

Prerequisite: MATH246; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in PHYS260 and PHYS261.

Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.

ENFP310 Water Based Fire Protection Systems Design (3 Credits)

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.

Prerequisite: ENFP300.

Corequisite: ENFP312.

Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.

ENFP312 Heat and Mass Transfer (3 Credits)

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.

Prerequisite: ENES232 and ENFP300.

Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.

ENFP320 Fire Assessment Methods and Laboratory (4 Credits)

Experimental evaluation of ignition, flame spread, rate of heat release and smoke production of furnishings and interior finish materials.

Prerequisite: ENFP312.

Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Fire Protection program.

ENFP350 Professional Development Seminar (1 Credit)

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.

Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

Credit Only Granted for: ENFP350 or ENFP450.

Formerly: ENFP450.

ENFP405 Structural Fire Protection (3 Credits)

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.

Prerequisite: ENES220.

Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Fire Protection program; and permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.

Credit Only Granted for: ENFP405 or ENFP621.

ENFP410 Special Hazard Suppression Systems (3 Credits)

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.

Prerequisite: ENFP310 and ENFP312.

Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.

Credit Only Granted for: ENFP 410, ENFP489L, ENFP 653, or ENFP629C.

ENFP411 Risk-Informed Performance Based Design (3 Credits)

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.

Restriction: Senior standing; or permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.

ENFP413 Advanced Life Safety Analysis (3 Credits)

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.

Prerequisite: ENFP250.

Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Also offered as: ENFP613.

Credit Only Granted for: ENFP413 or ENFP613.

ENFP415 Fire Dynamics (3 Credits)

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.

Prerequisite: ENFP312.

Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Also offered as: ENFP651.

Credit Only Granted for: ENFP415 or ENFP651.

ENFP425 Enclosure Fire Modeling (3 Credits)

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).

Prerequisite: ENES232, ENFP300, and ENFP312.

Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Fire Protection program; and senior standing; and permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.

ENFP426 Computational Methods in Fire Protection (3 Credits)

Introduction to computer-based fire modeling: zone modeling and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); documentation of input data, validation and verification tests.

Prerequisite: ENFP425.

Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.

Credit Only Granted for: ENFP426 or ENFP416.

ENFP429 Independent Studies (1-3 Credits)

For students who have definite plans for individual study of approved problems, or study of an advanced topic selected in conjunction with the faculty.

Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.

Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Fire Protection program.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ENFP435 Product Liability and Regulation (3 Credits)

Key topics include, biotechnology, safety regulation, federal preemption, product liability, professional negligence, antitrust, privacy and information technology, risk modeling, environmental protection, patent, copyright, trade secrets, reverse engineering, scientific and technological evidence, international trade, engineering ethics. Examples include plane crashes, computer chip protection, human machine interfaces, nuclear power plants, internet censorship, flood control, earthquakes and biomedical technology.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

ENFP440 Smoke Management and Fire Alarm Systems (3 Credits)

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.

Prerequisite: ENFP300.

Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department. Also offered as: ENFP627.

Credit Only Granted for: ENFP440 or ENFP627.

ENFP464 Industrial Fire Safety (3 Credits)

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.

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.

ENFP465 Fire and Explosion Investigations (3 Credits)

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.

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.

ENFP489 Special Topics (3 Credits)

Selected topics of current importance to fire protection.

Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Fire Protection Engineering department.

Repeatable to: 6 credits.