ENFP 426 - Computational Methods in FPE

fire (3 credits)


Prerequisites

  • Permission from the Department
  • Senior Standing

Textbooks

  • None

Course Description

  • This course is an introduction to computer-based fire modeling: zone modeling and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); documentation of input data, validation and verification tests.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing ENFP416, students should:

  • Understand zone and CFD modeling approaches used by professional engineers to simulate fire phenomena
  • Use some of the leading fire modeling software products used by professional engineers to simulate fire phenomena
  • Develop analytical skills for verification and validation (V&V) of simulation results from fire modeling software
  • Develop analytical skills for interpretation of simulation results from fire modeling software

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to computer-based fire modeling and comparison between the zone modeling and CFD modeling approaches
  • Verification and Validation testing
  • Introduction to zone modeling software used by professional engineers (CFAST)
  • Introduction to CFD modeling software used by professional engineers (FDS)
  • Series of case studies using zone and CFD models to simulate different representative fire problems, including configurations featuring
    - smoke transport
    - fire spread
    - flashover and under-ventilated fires
    - thermal radiation transport
    - fire detection
    - sprinkler activation