Fire Dynamics Simulator and Smokeview (FDS-SMV) version 6 is now available. This release represents more than 10,000 changes since the last major release of FDS-SMV in 2010 (FDS version 5.5.3), including modifications and improvements to the hydrodynamics and turbulence models, species and combustion routines, aerosol deposition capabilities, Lagrangian particle features, solid phase heat transfer and pyrolysis submodels, new HVAC functionality, radiation improvements, multi-mesh components, control functions, and devices and outputs.

Downloads and documentation for FDS 6 are available at http://fire.nist.gov/fds.