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Fire Dynamics Simulator, Technical Reference Guide, Sixth Edition



Kevin B. McGrattan, Randall J. McDermott, Craig G. Weinschenk, Glenn P. Forney


This document provides the theoretical basis for the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS), following the general framework set forth in the “Standard Guide for Evaluating the Predictive Capability of Deterministic Fire Models,” ASTM E 1355. It is a four volume set of companion documents, referred to collectively as the FDS Technical Reference Guide. Volumes 2, 3 and 4 describe the model verification, experimental validation, and configuration management, respectively.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1018
Report Number


fire model, large eddy simulation


McGrattan, K. , McDermott, R. , Weinschenk, C. and Forney, G. (2013), Fire Dynamics Simulator, Technical Reference Guide, Sixth Edition, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created November 4, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018