Fire Dynamics Simulator (Version 2): Technical Reference Guide.
Fire Dynamics Simulator (Version 2): Technical Reference
McGrattan, K. B.; Baum, H. R.; Rehm, R. G.; Hamins, A.;
Forney, G. P.; Floyd, J. E.; Hostikka, S.
NISTIR 6783; 44 p. November 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;
fire models; computational fluid dynamics; sprinkler
activation; fire plumes; flame spread; simulation;
Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) is a computational fluid
dynamics (CFD) model of fire-driven fluid flow. The
equations described in this document are a form of the
Navier-Stokes equations appropriate for low-speed,
thermally-driven flow with an emphasis on smoke and heat
transport from fires. The description of the software
used to solve these equations is contained in a
companion document, called "Fire Dynamics Simulator
(Version 2) -- User's Guide" (NISTIR 6784).