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User's Guide for Smokeview Version 3.1: A Tool for Visualizing Fire Dynamics Simulation Data.


pdf icon User's Guide for Smokeview Version 3.1: A Tool for Visualizing Fire Dynamics Simulation Data. (2069 K)
Forney, G. P.; McGrattan, K. B.

NISTIR 6980; 57 p. April 2003.

Available from:

National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161.
Telephone: 1-800-553-6847 or 703-605-6000;
Fax: 703-605-6900.
Website: http://www.ntis.gov
Order number: PB2003-105977

Keywords:

field models; CFD models; computational fluid dynamics; fire simulation; fluid flow; scientific visualization; simulation; visualization

Abstract:

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 together to respectively simulate and visualize the flow of smoke induced by a fire. Smokeview visualizes FDS modeling results by displaying: particle flow, 2D or 3D shaded contours of gas flow data such as temperature and flow vectors showing flow direction and magnitude. Smokeview also visualizes static data at particular times again using 2D or 3D contours of data such as temperature and flow vectors showing flow direction and magnitude. Examples of each visualization type are given. Windows PC versions of Smokeview and FDS and associated documentation may be downloaded from the web site: http://fire.nist.gov/smokeview. Versions for Linux and SGI/IRIX may also be downloaded.