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 11 
 on: January 03, 2022, 03:05:29 am 
Started by MKMR - Last post by MKMR
Hi Bryan. Thank you for your suggestion. It solves the problem of adding information. But it would be nice to be able to add the symbols I usually use for fire drawings, that way I can explain in my reports if there is special considerations (eg. blocked exits or pressurized staircases). Maybe it could be something that you consider for future releases.

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 on: December 17, 2021, 01:18:59 am 
Started by chidoSG - Last post by Bryan Klein
Yes, please see: https://support.thunderheadeng.com/docs/pathfinder/2021-4/user-manual/#_elevator_properties

 13 
 on: December 14, 2021, 05:47:30 am 
Started by HasanMJ - Last post by HasanMJ
Thank you Bryan for your help.
is it possible to include the rotation overtime in these data?



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 on: December 13, 2021, 08:40:30 pm 
Started by HasanMJ - Last post by Bryan Klein
Yes, Pathfinder can output the positional data for each agent in the simulation, along with other useful information from each point in time written to file. Please see the User Manual for more information. https://support.thunderheadeng.com/docs/pathfinder/2021-4/user-manual/#_occupant_history

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 on: December 13, 2021, 04:19:48 pm 
Started by HasanMJ - Last post by HasanMJ
Hi,
I am trying to export occupants positions overtime as csv, json, or txt to analysis them.
My current simulation only exports initials positions of occupants and how much time they took to exit. I need the positions for every second interval or close to that.
is that possible in Pathfinder?
Help is appreciated!

 16 
 on: December 11, 2021, 10:18:39 am 
Started by ol - Last post by Perry
Hi Brian,
I had the same problem with zone errors.
I am working on a tunnel (400m length) with multimesh from an imported ifc file and I could not get FDS to run.
I turned the whole model into thick walls and it works.

Best regards,
Perry

 17 
 on: December 10, 2021, 09:42:16 am 
Started by chidoSG - Last post by chidoSG
Hello,

I am following up on a post I found in this forum about future development of the elevator model. Are there plans to allow elevators to work in ingress mode as Pathfinder is increasingly used for purposes other than evacuation?

Thank you!

 18 
 on: December 02, 2021, 04:44:38 am 
Started by Frederik J - Last post by Frederik J
Dear all,
I am using pyrosim software to investigate the impact of fire in a room with wooden lining. I want to model the development of the smoke layer height.  

Setup: My room is 20x30x7 m, burner vent constant at 800 kW. Material is yellow pine, surface of the reaction allow obstruction to burn away, ignition temperature 225?C, HRRPUA=120kW/m2.

My problem: the production of soot from the burnable lining. The lining burns - it ignites and contributes to the total HRR. The total HRR rises to 2000 kW over 250 s, making the wooden surface contribute with 1200 kW compared to the reference case (concrete, without lining). Smoke view visualises a production of soot from the wooden surface. However, height measuring device's results show no significant contribution of soot. How can the soot yield for burnable surfaces be changed?
 
I have tried the "Species Injection" tab in the surface, but it seems to crash if soot yield is added in the respective settings (linked to a material).  Different room sizes have been tested and the trend is same.

Thanks in advance


 19 
 on: November 29, 2021, 01:29:48 pm 
Started by Frederik J - Last post by Frederik J
Hi

I'm still a little new to the pyrosim software so sorry if I am making a beginner mistake with this question. I am a student who is trying to investigate the increase of danger (severity of fire and time to critical smoke layer height) by using wooden lining in a room in comparrison to non-burnable surfaces. I have an issue with the smoke/soot production of programming this burnable lining: I seem to have been able to program the lining to be burnable as it ignites after it heats and it contributes to the total HRR of the model (Burner vent is constant at 800 kW and with the wooden surface, the total HRR rises to 2000 kW over 250 s, making the wooden surface contribute with 1200 kW). And in smoke view, the wooden surface seems to burn and produce smoke. All of this seems great.
My problem starts when my layer height measuring device's results does not seem differ significantly from a room without a burnable lining. My sample room is 20x30x7 m and the time to critical smoke layer height in the room with no burnable surface is 322 s, and with the burnable surface is 318 s. A little less of an increase than what I would expect. It has to be said that I have tried different room sizes and the trend seems the same.
 
I see that I haven't been able to give my surface a soot yield coefficient, I have just linked it to a material of "yellow pine", and given the surface the reaction of being burnable with an ignition temperature and a HRRPUA. Is there anywhere I should insert the soot yield for this burnable surface? I have tried the "Species Injection" tab in the surface, but it seems to crash if I put a soot yield in those spaces while it is linked to a material. What should my approach be if I want a more accurate meassurement?

I have read a post about the smoke layer zoning device not being all that reliable, and other critical condition should be considered instead. Is this an area where I have overestimated the capabilites of this too?
https://forum.thunderheadeng.com/index.php/topic,2371.msg3731.html?fbclid=IwAR3tzdQG1dbh1ACaZGrOxB4cxuRILdL-baZPiMByTcFDCmkDaK0U3p5lc4E#msg3731

Thanks in advance

 20 
 on: November 26, 2021, 12:13:52 am 
Started by MMOgrfy - Last post by MMOgrfy
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