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Events and Consequences Modelling

- Pyrosim Tutorial-
Centre for Risk, Integrity, and Safety Engineering (C-RISE)

Course instructor:
Dr. Mohammed Taleb-Berrouane | PhD in Process Safety Engineering

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What is Pyrosim?

• PyroSim is a graphical user interface for the Fire


Dynamics Simulator (FDS). FDS models can predict
smoke, temperature, carbon monoxide, and other
substances during fires.

• The results of these simulations are used to ensure


the safety of buildings before construction, evaluate
safety options of existing buildings, and reconstruct
fires for post-accident investigation.

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Tutorial 1: Air Movement

• This example is an air flow problem using a supply


vent on one side of a room and an open vent on
the opposite side. It demonstrates how “vents” are
used to define boundary conditions how flow into a
model must have an exit.

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Tutorial 2: Burner Fire

• In this tutorial we will create a 500 kW burner fire and


measure the temperature in the center of the plume at a
height of 1.5 m. This example defines a fire by specifying
a Heat Release Rate (HRR). This is both the simplest
and most commonly used approach for fire safety
engineers to represent fire.

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Tutorial 2: Burner Fire

• For this example, the modelling of a pool fire using


the heat release rate requires the specification of two
pieces of input data:

1. A reaction that defines the products and energy


release during combustion.
2. A heat release rate (HRR) that defines the size of the
fire. When HRR is specified, FDS uses the reaction
energy to calculate the corresponding fuel mass flow
rate from the surface.

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Pyrosim Tutorials

• Link for the software:


https://store.thunderheadeng.com/php/tri
al.php?product=pyrosim

• Link for the tutorials:


https://www.thunderheadeng.com/pyrosi
m/tutorials/

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Next lecture

• FLACS tutorial

• Mid-term exam: Thursday, June 14th


or June 21st .

• Final exam: From Saturday August 4th


to Sunday August 5th

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