M E 374F M E 374F. Fire Science. 3 Hours.
Analysis of the dynamics and consequences of fire in structures. Topics include combustion thermochemistry, premixed and diffusion flames, fluid mechanics of fire, human tenability in burning structures, and computer modeling of fires. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For engineering majors, upper-division standing and credit or registration for Mechanical Engineering 339 and 139L with a grade of at least C- in each; for others, upper-division standing and written consent of instructor.