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Fire Modeling for the Fire Research, Fire Protection, and Fire Service Communities



Kevin B. McGrattan, Randall J. McDermott, Glenn P. Forney, Kristopher J. Overholt, Craig G. Weinschenk, Jason E. Floyd


The Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) was first publicly released in 2000, and it has recently undergone its fifth major revision. Since its first release, FDS has been applied in three major areas: basic research in fire dynamics, performance-based design, and forensic reconstructions of actual fires. As its applications widen in scope, there is a need to develop new capabilities, while at the same time to verify and validate new and existing algorithms. This is a difficult task because the variety of applicable scenarios is vast and growing.
Fire Protection Engineering Journal


Fire Modeling, Fire Dynamics Simulator, Smokeview


McGrattan, K. , McDermott, R. , Forney, G. , Overholt, K. , Weinschenk, C. and Floyd, J. (2014), Fire Modeling for the Fire Research, Fire Protection, and Fire Service Communities, Fire Protection Engineering Journal, [online], (Accessed June 16, 2024)


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Created September 8, 2014, Updated February 8, 2018