FDS CPD

Kristopher Overholt created and distributed the following training videos back in September 2010. While the version of FDS has moved on they remain useful, provided each time an instruction contains FDS 5 it is replaced with FDS 6.

1. How to install Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) v5 and Smokeview and run an example case

This screencast shows how to install Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) v5 and Smokeview (SMV) on Windows PC. Then, an example fire simulation (couch.fds) is run and the output is analyzed.

2. How to create and run a basic Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) v5 input file

A video tutorial on how to create a basic Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) v5 input file, run it, and view the results in Smokeview. It covers domain specification, grid generation, creating an obstruction, creating a fire, and specifying basic output quantities.

3. Fire Modeling – Verification and Validation of Fire Models

This is a video lecture for the Fire Modeling course at UHD. This lecture gives an overview of verification and validation and shows the resources and manuals available as part of the FDS documentation.

4. Fire Modeling – Running an Example Verification Case in FDS v5

Part 2 of a lecture on fire modeling. The ‘radiation in a box’ case is ran in FDS v5 and the results are viewed in Smokeview.

 5. Fire Modeling – Heat Release Rates in FDS v5 – Part 1

This is a video lecture for the Fire Modeling course at UHD. This lecture gives an overview of how to input heat release rates (HRR) into FDS input files using constant HRRs and time varying HRRs.

6.  Fire Modeling – Heat Release Rates in FDS v5 – Part 2

This is a video lecture for the Fire Modeling course at UHD. This lecture gives an overview of how to input heat release rates (HRR) into FDS input files using constant HRRs and time varying HRRs.

7.  Output Quantities in FDS v5 and Smokeview – Part 1

Part 1/2. A video tutorial on output quantities in Fire Dynamics Simulator v5 and Smokeview. It covers devices, slice files, boundary files, isosurface files, and how to visualize outputs in Smokeview and various output files from FDS.

8. Output Quantities in FDS v5 and Smokeview – Part 2

Part 2/2. A video tutorial on output quantities in Fire Dynamics Simulator v5 and Smokeview. It covers devices, slice files, boundary files, isosurface files, and how to visualize outputs in Smokeview and various output files from FDS.

 9. Smoke Control and Mechanical Ventilation in FDS v5 – Part 1

Part 1/2. A video tutorial on how to implement smoke control and mechanical (forced) ventilation in Fire Dynamics Simulator v5.

10.  Smoke Control and Mechanical Ventilation in FDS v5 – Part 2

Part 2/2. A video tutorial on how to implement smoke control and mechanical (forced) ventilation in Fire Dynamics Simulator v5.