On Realization of Cinema Hall Fire Simulation Using Fire Dynamics Simulator

keywords: Fire modelling, simulation, parallel calculation, FDS, MPI
Currently known fire models are capable to describe fire dynamics in complex environments incorporating a wide variety of fire-related physical and chemical phenomena and utilizing large computational power of contemporary computers. In this paper, some issues related to realization of the simulation of fire in a cinema hall with sloping floor and curved ceiling furnished by upholstered seats modelled by FDS (Fire Dynamics Simulator) are discussed. The paper concentrates particularly on the impact of a computational meshes choice on resolving flow field and turbulence in the simulation and indicates problems related to parallelization of the calculation illustrated comparing sequential and parallel MPI calculation using 6 CPU cores. Results of the simulation described and their discussion demonstrate the ability of FDS simulation to capture main tendencies of smoke spread and to forecast the related safety risks realistically.
mathematics subject classification 2000: 68U20, 65Y05
reference: Vol. 36, 2017, No. 4, pp. 971–1000