FPE Graduate Courses
ENFP 611 - Fire Induced Flows (3 Credits) Recommended prerequisite or corequisite: ENFP 415. Theoretical basis is presented for fire induced buoyancy driven flows. plumes, ceiling jets, vent flows, compartment flows. Dimensional analysis for correlations and scale model applications. Smoke movement and combustion products.
ENFP 613 - Human Response to Fire (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: permission of department. 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. View Syllabus.
ENFP 620 - Fire Dynamics Laboratory (3 Credits) Prerequisite ENFP 415, ENFP 651 or permission of department. Laboratory experiments are conducted to examine diffusion flames, ignition, flame spread on solids, liquid pool fires, and compartment fire growth. The results of experiments are interpreted using theoretical models of fire phenomena. View Syllabus.
ENFP 621 - Analytical Procedures of Structural Fire Protection (3 Credits) Prerequisite: ENFP 405. 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. View Syllabus.
ENFP 625 - Advanced Fire Modeling (3 Credits) Prerequisite: permission of 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). View Syllabus.
ENFP 627 - Smoke Detection and Management Systems (3 Credits) Engineering principles applicable to the design and analysis of smoke management systems. Assessment of hazard posed by smoke. Forces affecting smoke movement. Airflow analysis in buildings. Review of performance characteristics of smoke management systems.
ENFP 629 - Selected Topics (3 - 6 Credits) Prerequisite: permission of department. For ENFP majors only. Repeatable to 6 credits. Current research, studies in fire protection engineering. Future trends and significant changes in research, professional areas. The professional standards process.
ENFP 629I – Industrial Fire safety (3 Credits) Introduction to the basics of process safety in industrial facilities; hazard identification (release of flammable/toxic materials, dispersion, explosion hazards, fire hazards); consequence analysis; risk analysis; prevention and risk mitigation. The course combines an academic point of view with a process safety engineering point of view. View Syllabus.
ENFP 629N – Fire and Explosion: Investigation and Reconstruction (3 Credits) This course focuses on the investigation of fires and explosions. Specifically the class looks to provide information on applying fire science to investigations in order to try and determine the cause and origin, fire spread, and other pertinent information regarding the fire timeline. An emphasis is placed on using science to support the investigative process. In addition the students are introduced to the standards and legal frameworks associated with investigations as well as the techniques for conducting and investigation. View Syllabus.
ENFP 630 - Diffusion Flames and Burning Rate Theory (3 Credits) Basic principles of diffusion flames for gaseous, liquid, and solid fuels. Droplet burning, B number, jet combustion, boundary layer combustion, generalized methods. View Syllabus.
ENFP 651 – Advanced Fire Dynamics (3 Credits) Prerequisite ENFP 312 or permission of department. A review of combustion thermochemistry, premixed and diffusion flames, ignition, flame spread, burning rate theory and flame radiation. Advanced fire growth analysis. View Syllabus.
ENFP 799 - Master's Thesis Research (1 - 6 Credits) Prerequisite: permission of department. Recommended: completion of ENFP graduate requirements. Repeatable to 6 credits. Development and completion of Master's Thesis.