Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference 2018

Dates: October 1-3, 2018 | Location: Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg, MD, USA

FEMTC Overview

Thunderhead Engineering hosted the 4th Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference on October 1-3, 2018 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The conference was focused on Fire and Evacuation Modeling and to encourage continued communication and collaboration with others in the field. On the last day of this event there was a complimentary tour of the NIST National Fire Research Laboratory. To discuss the conference, or the FEMTC event in general, please join us to chat on the FEMTC Slack Workspace.

Presentation Topics

  • Modeling Technology and Methodologies
  • Modeling Case Studies
  • Material Data and Testing
  • Evacuation Case Studies and Evacuation Data
  • Validation and Verification of Models

Presentations

Conference Schedule

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Featured

IMPROVING AGENT MOVEMENT IN HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS
Brian Hardeman, Thunderhead Engineering

VISUALIZING SMOKE AND FIRE
Glenn Forney, NIST

HOW TO MODEL COMPLEX BEHAVIOR BY COMBINING SIMPLE CONTROL FUNCTIONS
Jason Floyd, Jensen Hughes

PREDICTING SOOT AND CO USING A TWO-STEP REACTION SCHEME
Kevin McGrattan, NIST

DEVELOPMENT OF 3D HEAT TRANSFER AND PYROLYSIS IN FDS
Randall McDermott, NIST

THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF IGNORING EVACUEE RESPONSE
Steve Gwynne, National Research Council Canada

By First Name

AGENT BASED MODELING OF META-COMMUNICATION WITH ASSISTED PEOPLE DURING EMERGENCY EGRESS
Alberto Tinaburri, Università di Roma Tor Vergata

FIRE INVESTIGATION IN ITALIAN WASTE TREATMENT PLANT: LESSONS LEARNED AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT
Alfredo Romano, TRR S.r.l., Osio Sotto, Bergamo, Italy

HOW TO VALIDATE SOLUTIONS FROM SIMULEX
Brian Thompson, AEGIS Engineering, PLLC

THE IMPACT OF STAIRWELL QUEUES ON EGRESS TIME FROM A FLOOR
Chris Campbell, Arup NY

SIMULATING REAL-TIME FIRE FOR FIREFIGHTER TRAINING
Christian Niemand, Universität Kassel

CFD SIMULATION OF ELEVATION FIRE PROPAGATION PROTECTION OF FRENCH BALCONIES WITH PARAPET GLASS
Csaba Szikra, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA IN FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING, A REVIEW AND CASE STUDY
Daniel Rosberg, WSP Sweden

COUPLING FIRE AND TRAFFIC SIMULATION MODELS TO SET WILDFIRE EVACUATION TRIGGERS
Dapeng Li, South Dakota State University

EFFECT OF WEATHER CONDITIONS ON PORTABLE TANK HEATING BY A POOL FIRE
Garrett Mattos, Friedman Research Corporation

DIRECT CALCULATION OF ELLIPSE OVERLAP AREAS FOR FORCE-BASED MODELS OF PEDESTRIAN DYNAMICS
Gary Hughes, California Polytechnic State University

EVACUATION ANALYSIS IN NURSERY SCHOOLS – CHALLENGES OF PARAMETRIZING THE BEHAVIOR OF CHILDREN
Jan Lyzwa, Technische Universität Braunschweig

THE VARIABILITY OF BEHAVIOURAL PARAMETERS IN EGRESS SIMULATIONS OF STADIUMS
John Gales, York University

NATURAL VENTILATION OF A SHORT ROAD TUNNEL – APPLICATION OF FDS+EVAC
Katie McQuade Jones, WSP USA

SIMULATION OF COMPLEX GEOMETRY IN FDS
Marcos Vanella, NIST

BRIDGING THE PRE-MOVEMENT AND MOVEMENT DATA GAP THROUGH NON-FPE STUDIES
Mohammed A. Saeefan, Saudi ARAMCO Oil Company

ESTIMATING PROBABILITY OF FATALITIES IN LONG TUNNELS WITH FDS AND 1D HUMAN BEHAVIOR
Oriol Rios, CERN Fire Safety Engineering Team

EXPERIMENTAL DATA AND VALIDATION STUDY OF LARGE SCALE FIRES ON EXTERNAL WALLING OF TALL BUILDINGS
Paul Blake, University of Leeds

GENERALIZED COLLISION-FREE VELOCITY MODEL FOR PEDESTRIAN DYNAMICS
Qiancheng Xu, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

EFFECT AND APPROPRIATE USE OF TIME_SHRINK_FACTOR IN FDS
Rosalie Wills, Koffel Associates

MODELING CROWD MOVEMENT IN LARGE SCALE EVENTS, THE CASE OF CARNEVALE DI IVREA
Elena Caccherano, CANTENE

ScaRC IS READY FOR USE IN FDS
Susanne Kilian, hhpberlin

MODELING OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS AND PEDESTRIAN SIMULATIONS IN A SUBWAY STATION IN TURKEY
Cihan Kayhan, YÜKSEL PROJE A.Ş.

EFFICIENCY OF THE FIRE SAFETY SYSTEM, BASED ON THE FIRE DYNAMICS SIMULATOR (FDS)
Wilson Lima, University of Cape Verde