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Complex Stoichiometry in PyroSim

May 23, 2018
PyroSim version 2018.2 will support complex stoichiometry in the user interface. Previously, PyroSim supported the FDS single-fuel, "simple chemistry" combustion model but complex stoichiometry required some manual input by the user. This post demonstrates how the new user interface capability can be used to represent multiple fuels and other complex reactions. If you would like to test this beta version, contact support@thunderheadeng.com.  Read More...

FEMTC 2018 Call for Papers and Key Speakers

April 18, 2018
Thunderhead Engineering is hosting the 4th Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference (FEMTC) on October 1-3, 2018 in Gaithersburg, MD. We have planned two and a half days of technical presentations on fire and evacuation modeling. Read More...

PyroSim 2018.1.0417

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

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...

Coupling PyroSim Fire Results with Pathfinder Movement

February 14, 2018
We have begun coupling PyroSim fire results with Pathfinder movement. The first major task was to create a Results Viewer that could merge and display PyroSim and Pathfinder results simultaneously. That has largely been completed. We have also completed limited capability to calculate the Fractional Effective Dose (FED) as occupants move through changing CO, CO2, and O2 concentrations. Future development will use PyroSim results to alter occupant movement and decision making within the Pathfinder simulation. In this post, we demonstrate the capability currently available in Pathfinder 2018.1 and PyroSim 2017.2. See the post Manually Coupling FDS and Pathfinder to Respond to Smoke for instructions on how to link fire simulation output with evacuation simulation movement  Read More...

WIND in PyroSim

February 6, 2018
FDS version 6.6.0 added a new WIND namelist to describe wind and atmospheric conditions. Support for WIND was included in PyroSim 2018.1. This post demonstrates this feature.  Read More...

Results Viewer Released in PyroSim 2017.2

November 15, 2017
PyroSim now installs a new results viewer to further integrate Pathfinder evacuation simulations, CAD model textures, and camera tours designed in PyroSim. Read More...

PyroSim 2017.2.1115

November 15, 2017
This update includes additional support for FDS features including leakage, linear device arrays, and advanced HVAC records; reliability improvements for local parallel FDS simulations; and a new default results viewer. Read More...