User's Guide for Smokeview Version 2.0: A Tool for Visualizing Fire Dynamics Simulation Data.
User's Guide for Smokeview Version 2.0: A Tool for
Visualizing Fire Dynamics Simulation Data.
Forney, G. P.; McGrattan, K. B.
NISTIR 6761; 51 p. July 2001.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
(NTIS), Technology Administration, U.S. Department of
Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161.
1-800-553-6847 or 703-605-6000;
field models; CFD models; computational fluid dynamics;
fire simulation; fluid flow; scientific visualization;
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 in concert to respectively simulate
and visualize fire induced smoke flow. Smokeview
visualizes FDS modeling results by animating tracer
particle flow, 2D or 3D shaded contours of data such as
temperature and flow vectors showing flow direction and
speed. Smokeview also viualizes static data at
particular times again using 2D or 3D contours of data
such as temperature and flow vectors showing flow
direction and speed. Examples of each visualization type
are given. Windows PC versions of Smokeview and FDS and
their documentation may be obtained from the web site:
http://fire.nist.gov/smokeview . Versions for other
computer platforms such as Redhat Linux 6.x/7.x, Silicon
Graphics and some other UNIX systems are also available
and may be obtained by contacting the authors at
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.