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User's Guide for Smokeview Version 3.1 - A Tool for Visualizing Fire Dynamics Simulation Data

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Author(s)

Glenn P. Forney, Kevin B. McGrattan

Abstract

Smokeview is a software tool designed to visualize numerical predictions generated by the NIST Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS), a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of fire-driven fluid flow. These two tools are typically used together to respectively simulate and visualize the flow of smoke induced by a fire. Smokeview visualizes FDS modeling results by displaying: particle flow, 2D or 3D shaded contours of gas flow data such as temperature and flow vectors showing flow direction and magnitude. Smokeview also visualizes static data at particular times again using 2D or 3D contours of data such as temperature and flow vectors showing flow direction and magnitude. Examples of each visualization type are given.Windows PC versions of Smokeview and FDS and associated documentation may be from the web site http://fire.nist.gov/smokeview. Versions for Linux and SGI/IRIX may also be downloaded.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6980
Report Number
6980

Keywords

CFD models, computational fluid dynamics, field models, fire simulation, fluid flow, scientific visualization, simulation, visualization

Citation

Forney, G. and McGrattan, K. (2003), User's Guide for Smokeview Version 3.1 - A Tool for Visualizing Fire Dynamics Simulation Data, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.6980 (Accessed May 21, 2024)

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Created April 1, 2003, Updated November 10, 2018