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Publication Citation: Fire Dynamics Simulator (Version 3): User's Guide (NISTIR 6784)

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Author(s): Kevin B. McGrattan; Glenn P. Forney; J E. Floyd; Simo A. Hostikka;
Title: Fire Dynamics Simulator (Version 3): User's Guide (NISTIR 6784)
Published: November 01, 2001
Abstract: Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) is a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of fire-driven fluid flow. The software described in this document solves numerically a form of the Navier-Stokes equations appropriate for low-speed, thermally-driven flow with an emphasis on smoke and heat transport from fires. The formulation of the equations and the numerical algorithm are contained in a companion document, called "Fire Dynamics Simulator (Version 2) -- Technical Reference Guide" (NISTIR 6783).
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6784
Keywords: fire models, computational fluid dynamics, sprinkler activation, fire plumes, flame spread, simulation, ignition
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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