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Campaign: PyroSim

Edit Records Directly via the Record View

Make it possible to edit the FDS input file directly within PyroSim's record view.

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11 votes

Campaign: Pathfinder

Output from FDS in Pathfinder

The possibility of adding slicefiles and isosurfaces to Pathfinder for combined visualization of evac and smoke. Maybe even the smoke? :-)

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10 votes

Campaign: PyroSim

Batch case run feature

Make it possible/easy to queue multiple FDS runs, so that a new case begins after the completion of another.

 

For example, I want to vary input parameters for a given scenario with a relatively short run time. I set up my cases in advance, run them overnight, and look at the results the following day.

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8 votes

Campaign: PyroSim

Cluster Support

Make it easy to run FDS MPI jobs on multiple computers from within PyroSim. A small client application would be used to configure each networked machine to participate in the cluster and when you run FDS you could specify the participating machines and number of processes on each.

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7 votes

Campaign: PyroSim

Group functions for meshes, devices, slices etc

Basically extending the group functionality to other items than just geometry

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6 votes

Campaign: Pathfinder

Probability distribution of pre-movement time

Currently, Pathfinder provides an option to set the pre-movement time as either constant, uniform or normal distribution. I'd like to see this being expanded to at least a log-normal distribution which has been shown to more accurately represent pre-movement time of people in buildings.

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6 votes

Campaign: Pathfinder

One way doors

It would be great if some doors between rooms could be identified as "one way doors", to avoid undesired counter-flows.

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5 votes

Campaign: PyroSim

Plot digitizer

While I'm at it today, how about another. Currently, to put in discrete points from curve to an FDS input parameter (e.g. HRR, thermal properties) you either need the raw data itself or you need to manually pick the points of the curve and input them line by line. Currently, I use Plot Digitizer (http://plotdigitizer.sourceforge.net/) to make this process smoother. With that, you import an image of a curve, set the axes ...more »

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3 votes

Campaign: PyroSim

Note taking tool.

Would it be possible to expand the note taking capabilities of Pyrosim beyond that of FDS? I would like to have a feature that at a minimum allows you have the same "FYI" capability for any particular line in an input file. At the moment, the FYI input feature only exists for reactions, materials, and surfaces. It does not exist for things like devices, obstructions, holes, etc. For fire reconstructions, this would ...more »

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2 votes

Campaign: PyroSim

Editable Timer Device Names

Make it possible to name timer device controls. When reading the input file, names like TIMER1 and TIMER2 make it difficult to tell at a glance what a particular timer is controlling.

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1 vote

Campaign: PyroSim

Display as outline accesible via right-click menu

Now you have to right-click and go properties for a obst to define it as display-outline. Could this be implented directly via right-click menu in same way as hide/show objects?

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1 vote

Campaign: Pathfinder

Optimisation algorithm for exit choice

An algorithm that optimises the evacuation time based on choice of exit of occupants. I guess it needs to be a iterative algorithm. This would be very useful to benchmark the hydraulic capacity of the provided exits.

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1 vote