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Exit disabled at a user-defined time
« on: March 24, 2009, 03:34:53 pm »

Always thanks for your help.
I'm wonder there is any function or method that makes exit(door) able/disable at a user-defined time.
For example, "imo9_4exits.pth Room with four exits" has 3 cases as test runs ; full open, one close, two close.
But we can't find out effect of the change of the exits' condition (able/disable) during the evacuation.
In case the result from Pyrosim says a exit(door) will be disabled(melt down or something) at 40 seconds later(for example),
what should I do wth Pathfinder?

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Re: Exit disabled at a user-defined time
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 04:04:59 pm »

Pathfinder does not currently have a mechanism that allows you to disable a door during the simulation.  We're planning these "dynamic geometry" features to coincide with support for FDS results integration in a later version.

Suggestion: What I've started doing when I want to do sensitivity measurements (4 doors, 3 doors, 2 doors, etc.) is to create all of the structures in the same Pathfinder model (example: see attached).  That cuts down on the number of PTH files I need to keep around.

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