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PyroSim 2010.2.1621

April 21, 2011

This release is a patch that prevents problems related to the latest ATI graphics card driver and background images. Read More...

Dambovita Center, Bucharest, Romania

April 1, 2011

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

"Plaza Centers has entered into a public-private partnership agreement with the Government of Romania to develop the Dambovita Center (known as Casa Radio) (Forum with Additional Images) in Bucharest, the largest development plot available in the city centre."

The image and models below, created by Donna and Offstream Studios, show a view of the PyroSim model at the top and two Smokeview renders of the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) simulation.  With the excellent use of obstruction transparency and colors, it is easy to visualize smoke movement within the volume of the building.

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PyroSim 2010.2.1407

February 8, 2011

This minor update to PyroSim fixes an installer error reported against the previous releaseRead More...

PyroSim 2010.2.0111

January 11, 2011
Minor update to PyroSim to resolve issues reported after the 2010.2.1114 release. This release includes the following change: Updated PyroSim to fix errors in the validation of numbers with international decimal separators during copy/paste operation from Excel to PyroSim tables.  Read More...

PyroSim 2010.2.1114

November 15, 2010

PyroSim now includes FDS version 5.5.3 and Smokeview version 5.6. For more information, please read the FDS release notes.

In addition, this release includes the following changes:

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Create Stairs

August 27, 2010
This brief tutorial demonstrates how to quickly create stairs using the Copy/Move action and editing multiple obstructions at the same time. Read More...

Vehicle Ferry

August 26, 2010
Submission by: Craig Hofmeister, Rolf Jensen & Associates A new 362-foot passenger and vehicle ferry vessel is under development and will include capacity for up to 1500 passengers and 144 vehicles. The vessel will include two vehicle decks with accommodations ranging from small passenger cars to larger freight and large goods trucks. RJA provided fire modeling services ... Read More...

The Welcome Pavilion, Yas Island Retail, Abu Dhabi

August 26, 2010
Submission by: Jason Pritchard, Mott MacDonald The Welcome Pavilion is the main entrance to a 300,000 sq m retail mall in Abu Dhabi. Mott MacDonald provided fire modeling services for the development. The purpose of the study was to trial proposed smoke extract designs – the aim being to keep smoke above head height indefinitely, giving occupants ... Read More...

Binyaney Ha’uma Railway Station and Tunnel

August 26, 2010
Submission by: Alex Kline, Rolf Jensen & Associates The Binyaney Ha`uma Railway Station and Tunnel is the underground portion of a commuter subway system that will connect Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Israel. The tunnel is approximately 1 mile long and terminates at the passenger station which will be located approximately 200 feet below the streets of Jerusalem. ... Read More...

International Space Station Destiny Laboratory

August 26, 2010
Submission by: John Brooker, NASA Glenn Research Center The International Space Station Destiny Laboratory smoke detection model showing main section, endcones, and hatches enclosed within a rectilinear grid. There are six overhead supply diffusers, six deck return registers, and one deck diffuser for air ventilation. Two area smoke detectors are located in front of the forward and ... Read More...