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FDS and Smokeview



Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) is a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of fire-driven fluid flow. The software solves numerically a form of the Navier-Stokes equations appropriate for low-speed, thermally-driven flow, with an emphasis on smoke and heat transport from fires.

Smokeview (SMV) is a visualization program that is used to display the output of FDS and CFAST simulations.

FDS+Evac is the evacuation simulation module for Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS). The software is used to simulate the movement of people in evacuation situations. The evacuation simulations can be fully coupled with the fire simulations.


More information, including downloads, manuals, and support are available on the primary FDS and Smokeview website.


Type of software: Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of fire-driven fluid flow.


FDS and Smokeview are available for the Windows, Linux and Mac OS X platforms.
Kevin McGrattan
Glenn Forney