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
NIST Pub Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Pub Type: NIST Pubs
fire models, computational fluid dynamics, sprinkler activation, fire plumes, flame spread, simulation, ignition