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SMARTFIRE - the fire field modelling environment

SMARTFIRE - the fire field modelling environment

Ewer, John, Galea, Edwin R., Patel, Mayur, Jia, Fuchen, Grandison, Angus and Wang, Zhaozhi (2010) SMARTFIRE - the fire field modelling environment. In: Pereira, J.C.F., Sequeira, A. and Pereira, J.M.C., (eds.) Proceedings of the V European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics ECCOMAS CFD 2010. European Community of Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS), Barcelona, Spain. ISBN 978-989-96778-1-4

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Abstract

SMARTFIRE is a Fire Field Modelling (FFM) environment that has an unstructured-mesh finite volume RANS Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code at its heart, and incorporates embedded expertise to support the process of Fire Field Modelling. Integrated Knowledge Based Systems assist in the tasks of mesh generation and run-time solution control.

The software also fully supports expert CFD users with a wide range of supporting tools and advanced technologies to provide modelling realism and accurate and efficient computation, such as parallel computation, intuitive building design from floor plans, and post-processing visualisation. SMARTFIRE comprises a number of intuitive and powerful support programs to allow the modelling of complex scenarios within the built environment.

The presentation will briefly describe the software capabilities and provide examples of its application to a number of real world problems. The presentation will also briefly describe some of the latest fire modelling research being undertaken by FSEG including the Experiment Engine, Toxicity modelling of additional gaseous fire effluent species using LER (with surface reactions), and coupled field-zone modelling.

Unfortunately, it is very easy to assume that because the CFD visualisations look compellingly realistic, that they are physically correct. This is not always the case. The presentation will end with a brief discussion of some of the limitations of fire field modelling and some common modelling errors that users can make when using CFD modelling techniques.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] This paper was presented at the V European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ECCOMAS CFD 2010, held 14-17 June 2010, in Lisbon, Portugal. [2] Paper also included in Book of Abstracts of the V European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics ECCOMAS CFD 2010 J.C.F. Pereira, A. Sequeira, J.M.C. Pereira, J. Janela and L. Borges (Eds) Lisbon, Portugal,14-17 June 2010 Vols I and II ISBN: 978-989-96778-0-7.
Uncontrolled Keywords: SMARTFIRE, Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD, Fire Field Modelling, FFM
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:09
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3635

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