Category: FDS

Fire Dynamics – Heat Fluxes in FDS

Various heat flux quantities can be used to output the heat flux to walls and surfaces in Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS). This post will explain the difference between various heat flux output quantities. The options for outputting heat fluxes (kW/m2)

Flame Heights, 3D Smoke, and Circular Vents in FDS

An FDS user from Japan writes in with a couple of questions regarding my flame height and fire plume video on YouTube: I am using FDS to do some study in fire simulation, and very interested in your Videos on

Archive: Vortex in a Box [May, 01, 2008]

This is an archived post from the old FDS-SMV website: a user submission from┬áBrad Casterline. The original post is shown below: Submission by: Brad Casterline Titled: Vortex in a Box [May, 01, 2008] “How FDS-SMV turned my Up-Side-Down thinking Right-Side-Up”