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Pathfinder 2018.2.0417

April 17, 2018
This release includes bug fixes and improves boundary vent visualization in Results. Read More...

PetraSim 2018.1.0416

April 16, 2018
This release adds compatibility with TOUGHREACT v3.3, improves support for wells on deliverability, and includes bug fixes. Read More...

Korean Translation of PyroSim and Pathfinder

April 13, 2018
Kimyoung Engineering Co.,Ltd has finished the process of translating PyroSim and Pathfinder into the Korean language. In addition to the software translations, they are working on the translation of tutorials and software documentation. Read More...

Top 10 Reasons You Should be Using the New Integrated PyroSim Results

April 10, 2018
PyroSim now includes an integrated Results Viewer. Here are the top 10 reasons you should be using it. Read More...

The Simulation Of Assisted Evacuation In Hospitals

April 2, 2018
This paper proposes a modelling strategy to simulate a hospital evacuation. The capabilities of two commercial evacuation models, STEPS and Pathfinder, are explored to evaluate their ability to simulate this type of scenarios. This includes the study of the issues concerning the simulation of horizontal hospital evacuation (i.e. calibration issues, capabilities and limitations). A case study is presented in this paper by using STEPS model. Read More...

PyroSim 2018.1.0329

March 29, 2018
This release includes improvements for the Results viewer, support for the WIND namelist, and improvements to usability and reliability. Read More...

Pathfinder 2018.2.0329

March 29, 2018
This release adds support for behavior switching, improvements to results visualization, and support for the latest PSM files. Read More...

Group Movement in Pathfinder

March 19, 2018
In Pathfinder 2018.1, occupants can be assigned to groups that move together during the simulation. In this post, we illustrate a few use cases. Read More...

Display Experimental Trajectory Data in Pathfinder Results Viewer

February 16, 2018
This post demonstrates an undocumented feature in Pathfinder for visualizing experimental trajectory data in the Result Viewer. Read More...

Validating FDS Against a Large-Scale Fire Test for Facade Systems

February 15, 2018
In an MSc thesis conducted at Lund University, Sweden, a validation study of FDS version 6.2.0 on the area of external fire spread was conducted. The validation study was performed using experimental data from a large-scale fire test on an SP FIRE 105 test rig in BorĂ¥s, Sweden. The SP FIRE 105 test rig is a test method for facade systems simulating the impact on the overhead facade of a fire on the ground floor of a three-story apartment building. For this particular test, non-combustible calcium silica boards were attached to the facade and temperature measurements took place at six different heights. Read More...