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PyroSim / Smokeview 6
« on: March 27, 2013, 03:19:06 am »
Hi.  I want to install another program on my computer which only uses smokeview 6 whereas my version of Pyrosim uses smokeview 5.  What will happen to Pyrosim if I have two versions of smokeview?  Will everything crash and crumble!!

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PyroSim / Radially spreading fire
« on: March 19, 2013, 02:44:45 am »
I have a fast t2 fire with a peak HRR of 50MW and a HRRPUA of 4.5MW/m2 which leads to a 12m2 fire.  Smokeview shows smoke coming from this whole 12m2 starting at the beginning.  Is this diagrammatic or does FDS assume the fire is that area from the beginning? 

FDS manual says you can create a radially spreading fire using RAMP and SPREAD_RATE.  Pyrosim manual page 46 says that fire spread can be specified on vents using a burner surface and this simulates a radially spreading fire at the vent.  Without a spread rate how does this work?

If my fire is 12m2 from the outset surely this produces a lot more smoke than a fire that grows from a small area and increases as the fire area grows.  Any help would be appreciated

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PyroSim / Icon size
« on: November 20, 2012, 09:35:52 pm »
I'm sure this is a dumb question but how can I increase the size of the icons?  Can't find a setting anywhere and don't really want to change screen display everytime I use Pyrosim.  Currently using 1680x1050 and icons are tiny, about 4mm square

Thanks in advance,

Bruce

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PyroSim / FED in pyrosim or fds
« on: October 25, 2010, 03:30:41 pm »
Using a gas phase device for FED the following line appears

&DEVC ID=''GAS'', QUANTITY=''FED'', XYZ=1.00,2.00,3.00, ORIENTATION=0.00,0.00,0.00/

However when FDS starts it doesn''t recognise FED.  "Error DEVC quantity "FED" not found

Any suggestions?

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