In civil engineering and fire prevention, effective management of fluid, air, or dust flow is crucial for solving complex problems and improving safety and efficiency. Simulating air movement within fire prevention systems is key to ensuring they suppress fires effectively while preventing smoke hazards, with ventilation designs crucial for clear evacuation routes and fire spread mitigation. Water flow management in drencher systems must be precise to protect historical buildings without structural damage. Similarly, understanding debris flow in construction enhances work safety and efficiency. The role of fluid dynamics extends to designing barriers for emergency containment and optimizing excavation processes, where sediment flow affects machinery lifespan. This synergy between flow dynamics and engineering highlights the importance of detailed simulations and innovative designs in advancing civil engineering solutions, particularly in enhancing fire prevention measures and overall project safety.

With Particleworks Particle Simulation it is possible to:

  • Concrete flowability with aggregates (accounting for viscosity, shear rate, and shear stress for flowability)
  • Sediment flow at excavator cutter head
  • Debris flow breaker
  • Tsunami-Induced motion of blocking cement tetrapot blocks
  • Fire prevention of historical buildings ("drencher" system)
Civil engineering and fire prevention
Improved fire prevention systems for safer residential and industrial environments: analysis of water coverage and dispersion of fire-suppressant agents and fire quelling. Another application is shown: resilience testing of offshore wind turbines against extreme sea conditions, utilizing simulations to predict structural responses to powerful waves and winds, ensuring durability and stability.
Simulating fire extinguishing equipment for historical buildings with Particleworks and Granuleworks

Sunao Tokura, Shun Fujimoto and Akiko Kondoh, Prometech Software, Inc.

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Comparison between CFD and MPS Methods for Numerical Simulation of Pelton turbine

Riccardo Bergamin, ZECO | Michele Merelli, EnginSoft

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Particle simulation can also integrate dust, powders and cement mixtures multiphase flow. Mixing, drilling and machinery operation in civil engineering can be digititalized.
Hyper-realistic representation of a coastal urban area bracing for the impact of a tsunami, demonstrating the capabilities of state-of-the-art software in modeling complex natural disasters.
Digital model of Bagozza river in Parma container. Flooding containment strategies and hydrological studies can be digitalized with fluid particle flow simulation of climate change induced extreme events.