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Pathfinder 2017.1.0116

January 16, 2017
This release adds support for assisted evacuation, wheelchairs and beds, occupant sources, and areas of refuge. Read More...

The Challenge of Maintaining FDS and CFAST

December 23, 2016
The Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) has been in the public domain for 16 years, and the zone fire model CFAST (Consolidated Fire and Smoke Transport) has been around, in one form or another, for nearly twice that long. While both are widely used and well regarded within the fire protection community, most end users do not fully appreciate the challenge of their maintenance and upkeep. Read More...

Simulating Hospital Evacuation

December 16, 2016
In hospitals, evacuation of those with severe movement impairments can be highly problematic – for the patients, for the staff and for the other evacuees. It is critical to understand the performance of horizontal and vertical evacuation strategies, including the means by which people with reduced mobility can be assisted in stair descent. The work presented herein quantifies the performance of trained hospital staff in evacuating people with reduced mobility and specifies algorithms to explicitly represent the dynamics of these devices within evacuation models. Read More...

Debug Pathfinder for Further Inspection

December 9, 2016
The Debug feature in Pathfinder allows users to see detailed real-time information about the occupants, elevators, and other parts of their simulation. Read More...

New Pathfinder Features – 2017.1 Highlight

November 9, 2016
The new Pathfinder features, including assisted evacuation, occupant sources, and refuge areas, will release soon in the 2016.2 version. Read More...
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