ITcon Vol. 12, pg. 443-457, http://www.itcon.org/2007/29

Generating fire dynamics simulator geometrical input using an IFC-based building information model

submitted:March 2007
revised:September 2007
published:October 2007
editor(s):Lee G
authors:Johannes A W Dimyadi
AstraVision-Solutions, Auckland, New Zealand
email: jdimyadi@gmail.com

Michael Spearpoint, New Zealand Fire Service Commission Senior Lecturer
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
email: michael.spearpoint@canterbury.ac.nz

Robert Amor, Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand
email: trebor@cs.auckland.ac.nz
summary:Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) is an advanced simulation tool used by fire engineers. The work described in this paper enables geometrical information to be transferred to the simulation tool using the IFC building information model. A parser tool has been developed to extract fire engineering related information from the IFC model and a web-based application has been created to generate FDS input files. Several test case geometries have been used to verify the current capability of the transfer process.
keywords:Fire engineering, computational fluid dynamics, geometry, building information modelling, Industry Foundation Classes.
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citation:Dimyadi J A W, Spearpoint M and Amor R (2007). Generating fire dynamics simulator geometrical input using an IFC-based building information model, ITcon Vol. 12, pg. 443-457, http://www.itcon.org/2007/29