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.
- 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
Dr. Munirajulu. M, B.Tech and Ph.D. from IIT, Kharagpur, India, has more than 22 years of direct and indirect involvement with CFD technology as a design analysis tool in areas such as HVAC, Automotive, Fluid Handling Equipment, Steam turbines and boilers. He has been with Larsen & Toubro Limited since 2005 and prior to this, he has worked with ABB Limited and Alstom Projects India Limited for about 9 years. His professional interests include state of the art CAE technologies (CAD, CFD and FEA). Currently he is responsible for CFD analysis in MEP design related to commercial buildings and airports in L&T Construction, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Chennai. He has been using Autodesk CFD Simulation software for HVAC and MEP applications in areas such as thermal comfort, data Center cooling, basement car park ventilation, DG room ventilation effectiveness, rain water free surface flow for roof design, and smoke simulation in buildings in design stage as well as for trouble shooting. He has published 4 nos. of technical papers in international journals of repute and has been a speaker at technical conferences including AU.