Introduction to Fire Dynamics Simulator and Smokeview

Starts:  Oct 10, 2022 08:30 (ET)
Ends:  Oct 11, 2022 16:30 (ET)
This two-day course will be offered as part of the SFPE22 pre-conference program on Oct. 10-11, 2022. It is intended for engineers with a strong background in fluid dynamics and fire dynamics. The Fire Dynamics Simulator is the most versatile of the fire models developed by NIST.  The Fire Dynamics Simulator has been used for many types of problems, like sprinkler activation in warehouse fires, tenability in residential fires, and smoke concentration in outdoor pool fires.  The NIST Fire Dynamics Simulator consists of two programs - FDS and Smokeview. The NIST Fire Dynamics Simulator predicts smoke and/or air flow movement caused by fire, wind, ventilation systems etc. Smokeview visualizes the predictions generated by FDS.  

FDS, a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model, solves a form of the Navier-Stokes equations appropriate for low-speed, thermally-driven flows of smoke and hot gases generated in a fire.  FDS has integrated sub models that calculate many fire related phenomena such as radiative and convective heat transfer, sprinkler activation and sprinkler sprays, mixture fraction combustion model, and many others.  

Attendees that complete this seminar will be eligible for 15% off the virtual advanced FDS offering starting in November 2022.

Instructor: Bryan Klein

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*Please note that this does not register you for the Annual Conference taking place October 12-14.  To purchase a bundled registration, please visit


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