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Advanced Fire Dynamic Simulator (FDS) with PyroSim and Smokeview (Oct/Nov 2022)

Live Sessions: Oct. 24 - Dec. 5, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 PM - 8 PM EDT (+1 day Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 AM - 10 AM AEST Sydney, Australia)

Course Description
This virtual seminar is derived from the SFPE 4-day Advanced FDS and Smokeview program. Attendees will be led through advanced techniques in using the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) modeling, PyroSim and Smokeview visualization software. The course is intended for current users of FDS who are comfortable creating simple FDS input files from scratch without assistance. The course consists of many short modules covering specific topics. Each module includes a lecture section and a workshop section in which the student works example problems on a personal laptop computer.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion the participant should understand:

• Complex geometry
• HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) networks
• Tracking gas species through the domain
• Implementing pre and post flashover fires
• Pyrolysis modeling and flame spread
• Advanced topics in combustion
• Creating and removing obstructions
• Smoke detectors and sprinklers
• Grid transformations
• Advanced Smokeview techniques: custom iso-surfaces, texture mapping, render files, and cadview.
• Basics of the Graphical User Interface program, PyroSim

Course Delivery
All of live sessions are recorded and provided to the attendees in the course. If you are unable to watch the live session you will be able to go back and watch the recorded sessions up to 1 month after last session. Once you complete all of the course content, survey, and quiz, you will be provided your PDH certificate.

Bryan Klein


Each student should have an understanding of fire dynamics, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics theory to gather the greatest understanding possible from the course. Each student should be able to develop FDS input files, develop design fire scenarios, and review FDS results using Smokeview without assistance.

Professional Development Hours
A certificate of 22 PDH will be offered. Upon completion of a post-test, attendees will be awarded a certificate of attendance.

PyroSim download link and activation key will be provided to registrants for the duration of their training.

Members: $1,099.00
Non-members: $1,499.00

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