Smoke simulation for large buildings in CFAST: Using BIM to facilitate simulation process Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • Copyright 2016 DDSS. The maximum number of rooms can be simulated in CFAST is limited to 30. In this study we propose a selection algorithm that enables CFAST to simulate the most critical 30 rooms of a building with more than 30 rooms. We then verified the validity of the proposed algorithm by testing the scalability of smoke propagation simulation through test cases. The validation tests showed that when selecting rooms with merging scheme, the simulation results are reasonably consistent compared to the baseline. In addition, the algorithm showed better consistency when the model has no direct connection to the exterior.

published proceedings

  • Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning - 13th International Conference on Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning, DDSS 2016

author list (cited authors)

  • Wu, C., Xing, K., & Clayton, M. J

publication date

  • January 1, 2016 11:11 AM