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Autodesk CFD for Fire and Smoke Simulation in Buildings

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    This class will cover the use of Autodesk CFD software as a design analysis tool for fire and smoke simulation in buildings. We will examine how fire contaminant and smoke generation is modeled, and take you through the procedures and techniques necessary to obtain an efficient solution. You will learn how to identify design risk from the results visualization of smoke and temperature from the simulation. We will show you how to evaluate smoke-free height, tenable temperature, and smoke visibility to meet life-safety goals. Based on the Autodesk CFD results, you will understand how you can gain insight into behavior of smoke from fire, and make good design decisions to minimize smoke hazards. We will also highlight benefits and limitations of smoke simulation in relation to real-world fire scenarios. Finally, you will be able to relate the procedures and techniques described here for large spaces such as atria, convention centers, shopping malls, exhibition halls, airport terminals, and sports arenas.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how fire contaminant and smoke movement is modeled in Autodesk CFD with regards to fundamentals of fire safety
    • Learn how to visualize and highlight key results from CFD simulation
    • Gain insight into making good design decisions to minimize smoke hazards
    • Understand benefits and limitations of Autodesk CFD simulation of fire and smoke