User's Guide for Smokeview Version 5: A Tool for Visualizing Fire Dynamics Simulation Data.
User's Guide for Smokeview Version 5: A Tool for
Visualizing Fire Dynamics Simulation Data.
Forney, G. P.
NIST SP 1017-1; NIST Special Publication 1017-1; 134
p. August 2007.
fire dynamics; visualization; fire models; computational
fluid dynamics; zone models; smoke; computer programs
Smokeview is a software tool designed to visualize
numerical calculations generated by fire models such as
the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS), a computational fluid
dynamics (CFD) model of fire-driven fluid flow or CFAST,
a zone fire model. Smokeview visualizes smoke and other
attributes of the fire using traditional scientific
methods such as displaying tracer 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 fire attributes realistically
so that one can experience the fire. This is done by
displaying a series of partially transparent planes
where the transparencies in each plane (at each grid
node) are determined from soot densities computed by
FDS. 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. Smokeview and associated documentation for
Windows, Linux and Mac/OSX may be downloaded from
the web site http://fire . nist .gov/smokeview at no