Course Description:
This course introduces the burning behavior of materials and the underlying thermo-fluid dynamics. Topics include: pre-mixed flames, diffusion flames, steady burning of condensed fuels, ignition, extinction, flame spread over surfaces, fire plume, compartment fire, flashover, and smoke movement. A Computational Fluid Dynamics simulation code, Fire Dynamic Simulator (FDS) will also be introduced in the class.

J. G. Quintiere: Fundamentals of fire phenomena, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK, 2006

Fall 2016 Syllabus
Fall 2016 Course Schedule

EMAE371/471 Computational Fluid Dynamics

Course Description:
This course will provide a brief introduction to partial differential equations, governing equations of fluid dynamics and heat transfer, basics of time and space discretization methods, numerical methods of selected model equations, and applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to engineering problems. Students will also have the opportunity to learn and use CFD software (e.g. Fluent, Star-CCM+). The curriculum for graduate and undergraduate level courses (EMAE471 and EMAE371 respectively) will be the same. However, graduate-level students are expected to demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the course materials and the ability to apply the knowledge in research problems. Hence, students who register in the graduate level course (EMAE471) will be assigned additional advanced homework problems and a special project.

[1] R. H. Pletcher, J. C. Tannehill, and D. A. Anderson: Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, 3rd Ed., CRC Press, 2012
[2] O. Zikanov: Essential Computational Fluid Dyamics, Wiley, 2010

Spring 2017 Syllabus