Models & Tools

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Zone Models

 

A complete list of zone models can be found at www.firemodelsurvey.com(see link on “Zone” models).

An example of a zone model:

CFAST/FAST. CFAST is a zone model that predicts the effect of a specified fire on temperatures, various gas concentrations and smoke layer heights in a multi-compartment structure. FAST is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the computational model (CFAST).

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CFD Models

 

A complete list of CFD models can be found at www.firemodelsurvey.com (see link on “Field” models).

Examples of CFD models:

NIST Fire Dynamics Simulator and Smokeview – Version 2.0 of the NIST Fire Dynamics Simulator and Smokeview have been officially released. FDS 2.0 predict smoke and/or air flow movement caused by fire, wind, ventilation systems etc. Smokeview visualizes the predictions generated by NIST FDS.

 

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Hand calculations

 

Professor Fred Mowrer: Spreadsheet Templates for Fire Dynamics Calculations

Fred Mowrer is a Professor in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland. He joined the faculty in 1987 after receiving his Ph.D. degree in Fire Protection Engineering and Combustion Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Mowrer has served as the President-elect of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and is a Fellow of the society. Dr. Mowrer has provided a spreadsheet workbook file with over 20 templates which allow users to perform numerous calculations for various aspects of enclosure fires. You can contact Dr. Mowrer at fmowrer@eng.umd.edu.

Fred Mowrers Spreadsheet Templates Rev 2.0

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Evacuation Models

 

A complete list of evacuation models can be found at www.firemodelsurvey.com (see link on “Egress” models).

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