FEMTC 2022 in Brno, CZ and online on Sept 12-14.

Thunderhead Engineering

Professional Education

Increase Your Knowledge and Confidence

Schedule and Locations

Contact David McGill (Training) training@thunderheadeng.com for more details. The language used at these training sessions will be English, contact our international distributors for training in other languages.

2022 Online Training

Status: Registration Open

Location Dates Details
Online May 17 and 19
May 24 and 26
May 31 and Jun 2
Jun 7 and 9
Advanced PyroSim/FDS
8 x 2 hour sessions
22:00 UTC on Tuesday and Thursday for 4 weeks
Online Sep 6 and 7
Sep 13 and 14
Sep 20
Introduction to Pathfinder
5 x 2 hour sessions
13:00 UTC on Tuesday and Thursday for 2.5 weeks
Online Oct 11 and 12
Oct 18 and 19
Oct 25 and 26
Nov 1 and 2
Introduction to PyroSim/FDS
8 x 2 hour sessions
13:00 UTC on Tuesday and Thursday for 4 weeks
Online Nov 22 and 23
Nov 29 and 30
Dec 6 and 7
Dec 13 and 14
Advanced PyroSim/FDS
8 x 2 hour sessions
13:00 UTC on Tuesday and Thursday for 4 weeks

Registration

Register Online and pay for a workshop.

If you want to express interest and be placed on an information mailing list, please indicate by sending an email to training@thunderheadeng.com.

In the event that a workshop must be canceled due to inadequate enrollment, all fees will be refunded in full. Thunderhead Engineering is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets in the event of a workshop cancellation. Please check on your workshop status (indicated on schedule) before making travel arrangements.

Training Overview

Thunderhead Engineering provides training on the use of our software as described in the sections below. Pathfinder training is typically scheduled in conjunction with PyroSim workshops.

Who Should Attend

  • AHJs
  • Fire Investigators
  • Fire Engineers
  • Fire Safety System designers
  • Smoke Management System designers
  • Risk Management Consultants
  • Insurance Assessors and Loss Adjusters
  • Building Surveyors

Workshop Benefits

  • Small class size gives you more one‐on‐one time with the instructor
  • Hands‐on application lets you learn from experience
  • Current, relevant information keeps you up‐to‐date with industry knowledge
  • Participants can pursue their FDS learning after the workshop through a supervised project with the instructor
  • A 90‐day license for the software is provided

PyroSim

PyroSim/FDS Online Workshop - $1,000 USD

This 16 hour workshop is an introduction to FDS and PyroSim. It gives the big picture and is suitable for beginning modelers, managers, and regulators. This workshop is delivered as 8 x 2-hour Zoom sessions. The workshop includes a 90-day license to PyroSim so that attendees can follow along. A second monitor is highly recommended.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to FDS and Smokeview
  • Hardware and Software Requirements
  • Elements of building a model
  • Hands-on Construction of a Simple model using PyroSim (this will progress over the 8 sessions) using Results Viewer
  • Data Collection
  • Reactions
  • Fires
  • Materials
  • Surfaces
  • Sprinklers and Suppression
  • Performance-based Design, with Examples
  • Forensic Reconstructions, with Examples
  • Evaluating FDS Reports
  • Strengths and Weaknesses of FDS
  • Resources

Advanced FDS/PyroSim Online Workshop - $1,000 USD

The advanced workshop will examine common practical problems encountered by fire protection engineers in creating and running FDS models efficiently. This workshop will not deal with research-level topics such as multi-layered materials, complex chemistry, or other subjects of primary interest to the research community.

The workshop is delivered as 8 x 2-hour Zoom sessions. Attendees should have prior experience with both FDS and PyroSim. This workshop includes a 90-day license to PyroSim so that attendees can follow along. A second monitor is highly recommended.

Topics covered:

  • Choice of cell size
  • Building models from CAD and Revit files
  • Optimizing multiple meshes
  • Trouble-shooting numerical instabilities
  • Model validation and uncertainty
  • Hardware and software
  • HVAC
  • How FDS models fires
  • How FDS can and can't extinguish a fire
  • Liquid fuels
  • Extra species
  • Multiple reactions (lumped species)
  • Advanced control features
  • FDS review checklist
  • Resources

Pathfinder

Pathfinder Online Workshop - $650 USD

This workshop is an introduction to Pathfinder for absolute beginners, covering modeling concepts with extensive hands-on application. This workshop is delivered as 5 x 2-hour Zoom sessions. The workshop includes a 90-day license to Pathfinder so that attendees can follow along. A second monitor is highly recommended.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Evacuation Modelling
  • Creating Geometry
    • from an image
    • from CAD files
    • stairs
    • elevators
  • Occupants
    • profiles
    • behavior
    • assisted evacuation
  • Determining the Required Safe Egress Time (RSET) when combined with the results of a fire model
  • Examples
  • Resources

PetraSim

Contact RockWare for details about PetraSim Training.

International Partners

Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Fire Raters

5th Settlement
Cairo, Egypt
Email: Info@fireraters.com
Web: PyroSim, Pathfinder

France

1Point2

5 Rue de la Poste
38170 Seyssinet-Pariset
France
Email: infos@1Point2.com
Web: PyroSim, Pathfinder

Germany, Switzerland, Austria & Liechtenstein

SIMTEGO GmbH

Einsteinstr. 55
89077 Ulm
Germany
Email: info@simtego.de
Web: PyroSim, Pathfinder

India

SMH Adil

Global Evolutionary Energy Design
First Floor, D-15 A.F Enclave - 1, Jamia Nagar
New Delhi, 110025
India
Email: info@geedindia.org, info@firedynamics.in
Web: www.geedindia.org, www.firedynamics.in