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Mars Colony Biome Evacuation Analysis by Szymon Matkowski

August 11, 2020
Our support team has been assisting Szymon Matkowski with his recent project based on a feasibility study, completed by a team at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, of possible layouts and technical solutions for a theoretical base on Mars. The study was part of a competition sponsored by The Mars Society in which the ... Read More...

Social Distance Improvements in Pathfinder 2020.3

August 7, 2020
Pathfinder 2020.3 further enhances the user's ability to model social distance behavior as a method to address pandemic safety. Social Distance has been completely separated from Comfort Distance. Now, rather than Enable Forced Separation in the Simulation Parameters (retained in 2020.3 for legacy files), Social Distancing has its own selection field in the Advanced tab of the Edit Profiles dialog. With this recent development, occupants exhibit less "jostle" or "jitter" while smoothly and effectively maintaining distance. Read More...

Registration Open for 2020 FEMTC Virtual

August 5, 2020
We are just five weeks away from the first virtual edition of the Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference. Due to the ongoing global health crisis and travel restrictions, FEMTC 2020 will be presented in a streaming format including live Q&A and attendee networking by video chat. FEMTC 2020 is the 5th edition of the Fire ... Read More...

Pathfinder 2020.3.0729

July 29, 2020

This release adds improved social distancing features, refined escalator decision control, improved UI adjustments, and bug fixes. Read More...

PyroSim 2020.3.0729

July 29, 2020

This release includes improvements for parallel simulation configuration and bug fixes. Read More...

Effective Use of MPI to Speed Solutions

June 10, 2020
The next release of FDS and PyroSim will make changes that make it easier to run a large number of meshes without the need for the user to assign each mesh. See the discussion of Case #8445 FDS 6.7.4 significantly slower than FDS 6.7.0 when processes "over-subscribed" in the FDS Issue Tracker (https://github.com/firemodels/fds/issues/8445). This post ... Read More...

Pathfinder 2020.2.0527

May 27, 2020

This release enables Results to read the adjusted FDS output format for vector slices in version 6.7.4 and fixes other crash bugs. Read More...

PyroSim 2020.2.0527

May 27, 2020

This release enables Results to read the adjusted FDS output format for vector slices in version 6.7.4, updates Smokeview, and fixes other crash bugs. Read More...

Pathfinder 2020.2.0520

May 20, 2020

This release adds social distance modeling behavior and analysis, smoke influenced speed, custom avatars, Monte Carlo simulation improvements, advanced colorbar visualization for analysis, and bug fixes. Read More...

PyroSim 2020.2.0520

May 20, 2020

This release includes updated support for FDS 6.7.4, improved geometry import, Data3d export, and bug fixes.

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