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Fire Dynamics Simulator Users Guide, Sixth Edition



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


This Guide describes how to use the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS), a software package used to simulate the impact of fire on buildings.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1019
Report Number


fire model, user guide


McGrattan, K. , McDermott, R. , Weinschenk, C. and Forney, G. (2013), Fire Dynamics Simulator Users Guide, Sixth Edition, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed July 21, 2024)


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Created November 4, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018