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Leakage Modelling with Pressure Zones

January 27, 2016
Leakage refers to the air that escapes through small gaps as a compartment is pressurized by a fire. Pressure zones can be used to model this effect. Read More...

Nokia Arena, Tel Aviv, Israel

January 15, 2016

Submission by: Donna Netanel from S. Netanel Engineers and Consulting Ltd and OffStream Studios.

Nokia Arena, located in the heart of Tel Aviv, has everything you need to allow you to create an international level production: a large auditorium, a magnificent gallery and a huge outdoor plaza.

In the area of the arena there are events, conventions, and product launches for between 300 – 11,000 people. Read More...

PetraSim 2016.1.0106

January 6, 2016
This release includes bug fixes, usability improvements, and changes the way some simulators are bundled with PetraSim. Read More...

PetraSim 2016.1.1221

December 21, 2015
This release includes bug fixes, usability improvements, and changes the way some simulators are bundled with PetraSim. Read More...

Assign FDS Meshes to Specific MPI Processes

December 18, 2015
This feature allows additional MPI and OpenMP parameters to be added to each MESH line in PyroSim, without the need to export and edit the file by hand and run from the command line. Read More...

PyroSim 2015.4.1214

December 14, 2015
This release fixes bugs that could cause corrupted file errors when loading models created by older versions of PyroSim. Download the latest version of PyroSim from the PyroSim download page or by registering for a free 30-day trialRead More...

PyroSim 2015.4.1208

December 8, 2015
This release adds syntax highlighting and line numbers to the record view; adds advanced data entry for the MESH, TIME, and MISC name lists; and updates FDS support to version 6.3.2. Download the latest version of PyroSim from the PyroSim download page or by registering for a free 30-day trial. This version of PyroSim is designed for ... Read More...

Evacuation using Familiar Routes

December 3, 2015
Using Pathfinder, we show how to require some occupants to evacuate using familiar routes. Read More...

Refuge Floor, Firefighters, and Elevators

December 1, 2015
In this example, we show some advanced evacuation features of Pathfinder: a refuge floor, evacuation using banks of elevators, and firefighters in stairs moving against the flow in the evacuation of a high-rise building. Read More...

Freezing HRR in PyroSim

November 11, 2015
A common strategy when modelling a fire with sprinklers is to assume the fire will be held at a constant heat release rate (HRR) when the first sprinkler activates. This post shows how to do this by automatically "freezing" the HRR at a constant value when a sprinkler activates.  Read More...