Visualization and Modeling of Smoke Transport Over Landscape Scales.
Visualization and Modeling of Smoke Transport Over
Forney, G. P.; Mell, W. E.
NISTIR 7428; 15 p. May 2007.
smoke transport; visualization; fire spread; scenarios;
wildland/urban interface; smoke plumes; fire dynamics;
computational fluid dynamics; simulations; equations
Computational tools have been developed at the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for
fire spread and smoke transport. These tools have been
adapted to address fire scenarios that occur in the
wildland urban interface (WUl) over kilometer-scale
distances. These models include the smoke plume
model ALOFT (A Large Open Fire plume Trajectory model)
and WFDS (Wildland-urban interface Fire Dynamics
Simulator) for fire spread and smoke transport in the
wildland-urban interface. The visualization tool is
In this paper, an overview of the physical basis of the
fire spread and smoke transport models will be discussed
briefly along with the viSualization of characteristic
results using Smokeview. A technique will be described
visualizing smoke realistically and indications will be
given how Smokeview can be applied to other fire models.