Simulating fire extinguishing equipment for historical buildings with Particleworks and Granuleworks

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

EnginSoft Newsletter - The Simulation Based Engineering & Sciences Magazine | Summer 2021


This article presents simulation examples for three types of firefighting equipment for cultural heritage buildings using Particleworks, a CFD software based on the Moving Particle Simulation (MPS) method: a water discharge gun, a drencher, and a firefighting drone. Such firefighting equipment is generally verified by means of installation standards and on-site water discharge tests, however, field tests that include all realistic fire conditions are impractical due to the cost and the physical risk to valuable buildings.
Numerical simulation is therefore beneficial for the first evaluation of the firefighting equipment’s effectiveness.

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