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 on: Today at 04:58:30 am 
Started by GuillermoLoste - Last post by GuillermoLoste
I'm having this problem in Pathfinder trying to import a FDS  file (created in Pyrosim)  and i don't know how to solve it.
Any idea?

 on: January 16, 2020, 11:53:00 pm 
Started by Suponrath - Last post by gwsql
device_>sprinkler-->activator--->quantity--->temperature 74
that's all right I think

 on: January 11, 2020, 12:36:51 pm 
Started by Suponrath - Last post by Tomasz
Ustaw warunki kiedy ma wystartowa? zraszacz

 on: January 10, 2020, 02:54:30 am 
Started by GuillermoLoste - Last post by GuillermoLoste

I´m simulating a fire in a very large industrial warehouse, which has many sprinklers (1350). I know how to modelate the sprinkler (each) but i don't know if there is a faster way to place all of them correctly. is possible to create a matrix of sprinklers? or there is a way to draw the sprinklers maybe in bim (Revit..) and then assign them a function in pyrosim?

Thank you in advice!  :D

 on: January 09, 2020, 05:14:20 pm 
Started by RyanHolmes-HEI - Last post by RyanHolmes-HEI
I know this isn't currently possible but I would love for future releases of Pyrosim to be able to put multiple gas phase devices in the same node.  Like be able to select 'temperature', 'CO', 'Visibility' etc., in the same device.  Making different nodes and placing them in the same location really kills my productivity.

Just wishful thinking!

 on: January 09, 2020, 05:09:23 pm 
Started by johnnyc - Last post by RyanHolmes-HEI
Under the Analysis drop down, select OpenMP environment

 on: January 08, 2020, 06:38:19 am 
Started by SAK - Last post by SAK

Is it possible to model a slanted aircoil (2m x 12 m) at an angle of 75 degrees?



 on: January 08, 2020, 04:19:32 am 
Started by razvan_costa - Last post by razvan_costa

I would like to start this topic by saying that there was a similar topic dating from 25 march 2013 and it was written by another member of the forum: Sofia. Sofia received an answer that was maybe helpful for her case, but I am not able to use the same answer as it does not solve my issue. The title of Sofia’s topic is ‘Simulate a fire by using spread rate’.

I would like to simulate a fire by using a combination between a spread rate and a ramp. The fire curve shall present 3 phases which are: an increasing phase, a constant phase and a decreasing phase.

The HRR has a peak value of 5000 kW and it is reached after approx. 326 seconds. From there I would like to 'keep' the HRR at its peak value for 60 seconds and afterwards, I would like to decrease the HRR until it reaches 1/3 of its peak value (the decreasing process shall take 60 seconds) and I would like to keep it at this value for the rest of the simulation.

The picture illustrating the theoretical fire curve, which I would like to obtain, is attached to the current post.

Reaching 100% HRR together with ‘keeping’ the HRR at 100% for 60 seconds by using a spread rate do not pose any problems, but decreasing the HRR from 100% to the desired 33.33% in the desired time span (60 seconds) is my main challenge, as I am not able to follow the theoretical curve.

If I use the spread rate and set the ramp values to match desired HRR values at specific time steps, I get a curve which does not match my theoretical curve. The picture illustrating both the theoretical fire curve and the actual fire curve (the one generated by FDS) is attached to the current post.

I would like to add that the following Ramp was used to generate the curve (the blue curve in the attached picture):
&RAMP   ID='FIRE_RAMP'   T=0           F=0   /
&RAMP   ID='FIRE_RAMP'   T=0.01   F=1.0   /
&RAMP   ID='FIRE_RAMP'   T=326.0   F=1.0   /
&RAMP   ID='FIRE_RAMP'   T=386.0   F=1.0   /
&RAMP   ID='FIRE_RAMP'   T=446.0   F=0.333   /
&RAMP   ID='FIRE_RAMP'   T=900.0   F=0.333   /

Summing up the pieces of information presented above: The challenge is to reduce the HRR in such a way that it matches the theoretical curve while using a spread rate.

My question is: Is it possible to combine the spread rate with a ramp and obtain the desired fire curve? For example the ‘theoretical fire curve’ that I have presented in the attached illustration.

I would like to add that if I use just a ramp (not combined with a spread rate) and ‘activate’ all the cells of the ‘fire vent’ from the start of the simulation (a distribution which is uniform across the entire surface), I can easily reproduce the desired curve, but the problem with using this approach is that I am generating a lot more smoke than the spread rate case. I know that this could be identified as being a conservative measure, but that is not in the scope of the current FDS simulation.

As I could understand from an earlier thread, it is possible to combine a spread rate with a ramp, but the overall HRR can’t be described easily. I would like to assess the difficulty of describing the HRR in this way on my own, but I do not have an example which I can use as a starting point. 

I am grateful for any and all the help I can get.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards,
Razvan Costa

 on: January 03, 2020, 03:04:12 am 
Started by Ahmed - Last post by Ahmed
Thanks for the advice, I understand about the mesh now everything's fine. Happy New Year at tous😊

 on: January 02, 2020, 12:03:23 pm 
Started by tatino - Last post by Jon Albrecht
Currently there is no way to perform this operation. A Pathfinder model on it's own only provides the means to define 2d walkable planes, and lacks the underlying descriptions of 3d geometry. Additionally, we have assumed that if someone imported a building model into Pathfinder, they likely would have the same building model to import into PyroSim. Clearly our assumption didn't hold true for you.

We are always trying to better understand the workflows of our users, and I really appreciate this feedback. If you have the time, please consider emailing We'd enjoy having an open dialog about your workflow to better understand how this situation arises.

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