SMARTFIRE is an advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) fire simulation environment developed by the Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG) at the University of Greenwich, UK. 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.
The SMARTFIRE CFD Engine can use fully unstructured 3D meshes, although the default meshing system produces structured Cartesian meshes. The CFD Engine supports transient or steady state simulations with heat, flow, K-Epsilon turbulence, thermal radiation using multiple rays, gaseous combustion using the eddy dissipation model, toxicity, smoke and sprinkler modelling.
SMARTFIRE KEY FEATURES:
- 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.