SMARTFIRE V4.1 is now available
SMARTFIRE is an advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) fire simulation environment developed by the Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG) at the University of Greenwich. Unlike other CFD software used to simulate fire, SMARTFIRE has been specifically designed and developed as a Fire Simulation Tool to be used by Fire Engineers and is based on more than 20 years of CFD fire modelling experience of FSEG.
SMARTFIRE provides the fire engineer with a desk-top fire-laboratory enabling rapid turnaround of fire simulation analyses. SMARTFIRE has many unique features designed to make problem specification, execution and analysis straightforward and efficient, allowing the fire engineer to concentrate on design issues rather than wrestling with CFD and software issues.
Find out more about the SMARTFIRE v4.1 Environment for Fire Field Modelling.
John Garstang, Fire & Explosion Chairperson of the Canadian TSB, who investigated the Swiss Air MD11 fire said: “We chose SMARTFIRE and the University of Greenwich because of the model’s sophistication and the fire modelling expertise of the Fire Safety Engineering Group, particularly their experience in the aviation sector. We have now licensed the software and intend to explore further its capabilities for accident investigation.”
Kingfell Consulting have been using SMARTFIRE since July 2005. They said, of their experiences of using SMARTFIRE, "We have been using SMARTFIRE to develop fire engineered solutions for complex scenarios for a number of years now. The benefits that we have seen, while using SMARTFIRE, over other fire modelling software packages include the ability to more accurately represent an enclosure, the intuitive meshing system helps to reduce human error and we have excellent support from the Fire Safety Engineering Group at the University of Greenwich. We believe these benefits strongly outweigh the relative cost of SMARTFIRE against other cheaper or free packages and help Kingfell to ensure our clients receive safe and cost effective solutions within a reasonable period of time".
The SMARTFIRE development group of FSEG is available for consultative services to the building, aviation, marine and rail industries. FSEG also provides a Parallel Cluster Computing Service for simulating client scenarios. SMARTFIRE software licenses are also available for purchase. For all information, Please contact the FSEG director.
SMARTFIRE KEY BENEFITS INCLUDE
Unique, user-friendly and fully integrated modelling environment in which to investigate the spread and effects of fire and smoke.
Powerful CAD-like Scenario Designer allows rapid import of multi-storey building models with support for 2D CAD [DXF] import. The Scenario Designer provides room and door finding search tools and provides highly intuitive "whole building" modelling using floor plane layers.
Intuitive Case Specification Environment to create and configure a scenario. This tool provides access to all boundary conditions, physics options, properties, transient behaviour and solution controls.
The automated mesh generation system is tuned to the requirements of fire analysis with embedded expertise specific to the type of geometry being modelled. The meshing system also provides interactive manual mesh control.
Dynamic (run time) access is provided to all control parameters in the CFD module, allowing full user control, if and when required.
Support for numerous output formats including a zoned output link to allow the transfer of simulation data to EXODUS.
Modest computer requirements make Fire Field Modelling a practical and viable reality.
Parallel Computing capability allows the use of a number of standard PCs (connected via Ethernet) to reduce run times.
Powerful DataView post processing visualisation environment provides the user with rapid access to the results.
Thorough validation and regulatory support.
Make the smart move to SMARTFIRE, the only Fire Field Modelling Environment that you will need to efficiently model the toughest jobs, in the shortest turn-around times and with the lowest training overheads.