Project Scorch helps users perform fire simulations within a structure by using the NIST Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) to understand fire behavior within a building, such as smoke development and propagation, sprinkler behavior, and more. Project Scorch is a more efficient and easier to use front-end for FDS from simulation setup and results exploration.
On Thursday I posted a new build to the project. Thanks to your feedback so far, this new installer includes:
- Expires on May 11, 2015
- Meshing control improvements, including alignment with FDS's FFT strategy, leading to reduced solve times
- Control for burner and sprinkler properties
- Faster post processing
- Stability and performance improvements
So existing users can download and install the new build and let us know what you think about the improvements. For people who have not tried Project Scorch yet, it's never too late to start playing with fire (since it's for a good cause). Feedback can be provided to email@example.com or the discussion forum for the project.
Smokey the Bear is alive in the lab.