SFPE WPI Academic Tools



  • In spring of 2008, Scott Rockwell taught a Basic Heat Transfer in Matlab Class for Dr. Rangwala in his Industrial Fire Protection Class. The class involved using numerical methods in MATLAB to calculate heat transfer problems. You can download a video of the lecture as well as sample MATLAB code. The zip file is approximately 550 megabytes.

    Note: The examples given are not for live safety or industrial calculations.

Fire Dynamics Simulator

  • On the website of Kristopher Overholt, you can find useful tools and articles on Fire Dynamics Simulator and fire modeling. The FDS v5 MESH Size Calculator is a popular, free tool that you can use as an aid to help you choose a mesh for FDS that will adequately resolve your fire scenario.