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Fire Modeling in Interactive Virtual Environments.

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Bukowski, R. W.

Fire Research and Engineering, Second (2nd) International Conference. (ICFRE2). Proceedings. ABSTRACTS ONLY. National Institute of Standards and Technology and Society of Fire Protection Engineers. August 10-15, 1997, Gaithersburg, MD, Slaughter, K. C., Editor(s), 24-24 pp, 1997.


fire research; fire protection engineering; fire models


ABSTRACT ONLY One of the most exciting application domains of "virtual reality" technology is collaborative design, where scientists, engineers, architects, and other professionals can enter a virtual space that allows the physical structure of a system to be evaluated without actually building, creating, or affecting a real instance of that structure. Users could preview architectural designs, evaluate their performance with various real-world metrics, and do simulations and "what-if" experiments cheaply and with no risk. We are attempting to realize some of these advantges for the benefit of fire safety in architectural environments.