User's Guide for Smokeview Version 3.1: A Tool for Visualizing Fire Dynamics Simulation Data.
User's Guide for Smokeview Version 3.1: A Tool for
Visualizing Fire Dynamics Simulation Data.
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.
1-800-553-6847 or 703-605-6000;
Order number: PB2003-105977
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 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:
Versions for Linux and SGI/IRIX may also be downloaded.