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 is hosting the 4th Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference on October 1-3, 2018 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This conference will be focused on Fire and Evacuation Modeling to encourage continued communication and collaboration with others in the field. This year, there is also a complimentary tour of the NIST National Fire Research Laboratory for interested participants on the 3rd day of the event. To discuss the upcoming 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

Conference Registration

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PAGE

Please visit the Conference Registration page through the link above to select your registration type and make your payment online. If you require an invoice for registration, please email sales@thunderheadeng.com.

Registration Fees

  • Standard – $650
  • SFPE Member – $550
  • Speaker – $500
  • Student – $400

Conference Location

Event Address: 204 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20878, USA

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Hotel Room Reservation

HOTEL RESERVATION PAGE

You can now book your room in the same hotel with the group rate of $159 USD per night. The group rate is available for dates spanning 09/30/18 to 10/04/18, please book before 09/09/18 to receive the discount. Please let us know if you have any trouble with the booking process.

NIST Tour Information

US Citizens

Please send an email to conference@thunderheadeng.com that you would like to attend the tour. I will need to submit a list of names to NIST by Sept. 17th for you to be allowed on campus for the tour.

Non-Citizens

If you want to join the tour and are not a citizen of the USA, then you will need to fill out and submit the NIST-1260 Form “REPORT OF FOREIGN VISITOR(S), GUEST(S), CONFERENCE ATTENDEE(S)” to conference@thunderheadeng.com. The deadline for submission is Sept. 11th, 2018.

Presentations

Conference Schedule

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Monday, October 1, 2018: Conference Presentations, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Monday, October 1, 2018: Complimentary Reception – 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Tuesday, October 2, 2018: Conference Presentations, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Wednesday, October 3, 2018: Conference Presentations, 9:00am – 11:30am

Wednesday, October 3, 2018: Optional NIST Lab Tour, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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