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VISUALIZING SMOKE AND FIRE

October 3, 2018
Author(s)
Glenn P. Forney
This note discusses some of the physics and associated numerical algorithms used by Smokeview to visualize smoke and fire. Realistic visualization methods are important for applications where one wishes to observe qualitative effects of fire and smoke

The Long-Term Maintenance of CFAST

September 20, 2017
Author(s)
Kevin B. McGrattan, Richard D. Peacock, Glenn P. Forney
Even though zone fire models may seem like yesterday’s news, they still play a vital role in many aspects of fire protection engineering. How do we maintain this technology as it moves from a topic of research to a case study in knowledge management?

A Technical Guide for Smokeview Version 5

February 19, 2017
Author(s)
Glenn P. Forney
Smokeview is a software tool designed to visualize numerical calculations generated by the NIST Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS), a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of fire-driven fluid flow. This report documents some of the technical details and

BFRL Publications, 2001. Volume 1 and Volume 2

February 19, 2017
Author(s)
Star R. Burgess, Kathleen C. Whisner, Glenn P. Forney, Paul A. Reneke
Welcome to BFRL Publications, 2001. These two CD-ROMs contain publications produced by BFRL staff, publications resulting from contracts or grants with BFRL and publications contained in proceedings from BFRL sponsored conferences or workshops. The Volume

Using Visualization To Better Understand Fire Dynamics

February 19, 2017
Author(s)
Glenn P. Forney
Computational tools have been developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for modeling fire spread and smoke transport. These models include FDS (Fire Dynamics Simulator) for modeling fire spread and smoke transport and Smokeview

Verification and Validation of CFAST, A Model of Fire Growth and Smoke Spread

February 19, 2017
Author(s)
Walter W. Jones, Richard D. Peacock, Glenn P. Forney, Paul A. Reneke
CFAST is a zone model capable of predicting the environment in a multi-compartment structure subjected to a fire. It calculates the time evolving distribution of smoke and fire gases and the temperature throughout a building during a user-specified fire

Wind Effects on Flame Spread and Ember Spotting Near a Structure

February 6, 2017
Author(s)
Kathryn M. Butler, Erik L. Johnsson, Marco G. Fernandez, Mariusz Zarzecki, Glenn P. Forney, Eric Auth
In wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires, combustible materials pose a potential threat to contiguous or nearby structures. Flame spread and firebrand spotting have been studied in a series of field experiments involving fences and mulch beds under a

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

September 8, 2014
Author(s)
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

Fire Dynamics Simulator Users Guide, Sixth Edition

November 4, 2013
Author(s)
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.

Fire Dynamics Simulator, Technical Reference Guide, Sixth Edition

November 4, 2013
Author(s)
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

CFD Modeling of Fire

January 11, 2012
Author(s)
Kevin B. McGrattan, Randall J. McDermott, Glenn P. Forney, Jason E. Floyd, Simo A. Hostikka, Howard R. Baum
An overview of a methodology for simulating fires and other thermally-driven, low-speed flows is presented. The model employs a number of simplifications of the governing equations that allow for relatively fast simulations of practical fire scenarios. The

A Note on Visualizing Smoke and Fire

August 15, 2011
Author(s)
Glenn P. Forney
Realistic visualization methods are important for applications where one wishes to observe data effects rather than examine data quantitatively. This note documents how the radiation transport equation (RTE) and associated numerical algorithms are used by

MODELING THE BURNING OF COMPLICATED OBJECTS USING LAGRANGIAN PARTICLES

July 4, 2010
Author(s)
Kevin B. McGrattan, Randall J. McDermott, William E. Mell, Glenn P. Forney, Jason E. Floyd, Simo A. Hostikka
A methodology is described for representing complicated objects within a computational fluid dynamics model. These objects are typically collections of similar items that are too small to define on the numerical grid that is used to solve the governing