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UC-1 Evacuation simulation EXODUS / SMARTFIRE (Tax is not included)
  • buildingEXODUS
Evacuation model in building environment US$3,900-
  • maritimeEXODUS
Evacuation model at on-ship environment US$5,200-
  • SMARTFIRE
SMART CFD system for fire modeling US$7,500
US$3,000
EXODUS/SMARTFIRE
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EXODUS/SMARTFIRE
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Program overview

buildingEXODUS

buildingEXODUS is not only an evacuation model, but also a computer-based laboratory to evaluate the behavior and movement of people in case of an emergency.
buildingEXODUS, developed by Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG) of the University of Greenwich, UK through their pioneering and research development,, which simulates the interaction of people and people, people and fire people and people and structures. This model tracks the path of each individuals to evacuate the room influenced by is the heat, smoke, and the toxic gases.

Well known projects buildingEXODUS were used
  • RedevelopmentofDusseldorfAirport
  • Golden Pyramids Plaza - Egypt
  • Extension of the 2nd Avenue
  • Subway, New York
  • San Francisco Metro
  • London Millennium Dome
  • Sydney Olympic Stadium





maritime EXODUS

maritimeEXODUS is not only an evacuation model, but also a computer-based laboratory to evaluate the behavior and movement of people in case of an emergency.
buildingEXODUS, developed by Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG) of the University of Greenwich, UK through their pioneering and research development, which simulates the interaction of people and people, people and fire people and people and structures. This model tracks the pass of each passenger who gathers at the designated place to gather and is waiting for their turn to leave the ship. maritimeEXODUS assumes passengers who are affected by fire and predicts whether they can escape from heat, smoke and poisonous gases. maritimeEXODUS also evaluates the impact of the heel trim in cruise speed to simulate the stages of sinking.

Possible application of maritimeEXODUS
  • accident analysis
  • Cruise ship
  • Roll on-Roll off ferry boat
  • Sightseeing ship
  • naval ships
  • Offshore facility
  • HSC/FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading Unit)


SMARTFIRE

SMARTFIRE is an advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) environment developed by FSEG, Fire Safety Engineering Group of University of Greenwich.
Unlike other CFD software for fire simulations, SMARTFIRE has been specifically designated and developed, based on FSEG's over 20 years of experience in CFD modeling, as a fire simulation tool used in fire engineering.
SMARTFIRE has many unique features for the problem setting and the design of easy and efficient evacuation and analysis,
which provides desk top laboratory to simulate and analyze fire quickly,
and allows fire engineers to concentrate on design rather than CFD or software issues

Related information

Notification

Related product


Calculation method of evacuation time approved by Tokyo Fire Department (posted on '11.03.29)


EXODUS consulting services ('10.04.22)



UC-win/Road for EXODUS sample movie
  • buiding EXODUS analysis model movie('14.01.28)
    buildingEXODUS Ver.6 new feature "Elevator model" YouTube
  • UC-win/Road for EXODUS sample movie ('08.02.19)
    EXODUS & UC-win/Road
    UC-win/Road for EXODUS
  • UC-win/Road evacuation analysis sample movie ('07.09.14)
    Fire modeling of Takarazuka karaoke box
    Fire modeling of Nihonzaka tunnelFire  
    Modeling of fire evacuation drill at high rise building
  • Sample case ('07.05.25)
    Fire modeling of Takaraduka karaoke box
    Fire modeling of Nihonzaka tunnelFire  
    Modeling of fire evacuation drill at high rise building


Downloading electronic manual (Japanese)


Overseas cooperation

New product introduction


Seminar report



Papers


Demonstration CD
  • EXODUS/SMARTFIRE demonstration CD (self extract file 569,122KB) ('07.05.18)
    Execute the file after downloading to extract the compressed file. The file extracts by itself. Then execute FSEGDemoCD_np.exe.

Experience seminar!
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Program functions and features

buildingEXODUS

The software has been written in C++ using Object Orientated techniques utilizing rule base technology to control the simulation. For additional flexibility, these rules are categorized into five interacting submodels, the occupant, movement, behavior, toxicity and hazard submodels. These submodels operate on a region of space defined by the geometry of the enclosure. Geometry is represented as meshed nodes and nodes are linked by arcs. Each node represents the region of space which is usually occupied by one person

Function
  • vrEXODUS post-processing Virtual Reality animation tool.
  • Easy to use/ high speed processing/ runs on standard PC
  • Interactive run-time 2D graphics allows occupant interrogation.
  • Run-time 2D graphics can display individual occupants, population densities and smoke and temperature distribution.
  • Batch Mode allows rapid execution of multiple runs
  • Ability to distinguish emergency exits from normal exits and assign exit usage according to occupant familiarity.
  • Determines time spent in congestion for each occupant.
  • Census nodes/lines/regions allows collection of flow statistics at any arbitrary point or region within the structure.
  • Toxicity calculations determined using FED models.
  • Occupant interaction to toxic gases or irritant gases
  • askEXODUS, a tool designed to assist in the analysis of large data output files produced from multiple runs, available
  • Itinerary function enabling allocation of tasks to individuals
  • Managed zone is decided based on the visibility of signage
  • Can assign exit according to the state of congestion occupant familiarity
  • Sets the scope of new nodes for circular application.
  • Reads CFAST fire simulation history files
  • Reads SMARTFIRE CFD fire simulation files
  • Enhancement of steps function: Collect Person / Drop Off Person, Coordinated Delay function

maritimeEXODUS

martimeEXODUS case examples
maritimeEXODUS has been utilized in the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Korea, in Canada, in the analysis of following cases: large passenger ships such as ferries and roll-on or roll off ferries and sightseeing ships; naval ships, such as HSCs, frigates and aircraft carriers; large river boats and ferries on Thames; and offshore industry's crude oil platforms.
maritimeEXODUS has distinguished itself by winning some of the most prestigious awards that the maritime industry has to offer, such as RINA/LR Award for the safety of ships in 2002 and CITIS Award for IT revolution in vessel operation and was recognized as "The most indispensable evacuation tool for MOD, Ministry of Defense to develop the guidance and the assessment of the evacuation design for navel ships" by U.K. MOD. As one of EXODUS product family, maritimeEXODUS was laureate through winning BCS prize 2001, Queen's Anniversary Award 2002 and European IST prize 2004.

EXODUS model
maritimeEXODUS uses human performance data generated by SHEBA, the world's largest ship testing facility. The data includes human performance to handle corridors, vertical ladders, 60 degree stairs, water tight doors and hatches. To move on vertical ladders, 60 degree stairs, water tight doors and hatches.
The model has been enhanced lately to include human performance on the condition of heeling, where smoke is included.

maritimeEXODUS function
  • Full compliance with IMO MSC 1238 (muster simulation)
  • impact of trim and heel on travel speeds, impact of wearing life jackets on passenger travel speeds and life Jacket retrieval
  • Ability to include contra-flow, Ability to represent crew/pax procedures e.g. fire fighting
  • Ability to incorporate impact of fire, smoke, heat, toxic gas, Combining smoke with ship orientation (EU/FIRE-EXIT)
  • Simulation of the abandonment phase Ability to simulate non-evacuation procedures e.g. boarding
  • Incorporate ladders, hatches, water tight doors and 600 stairs
  • Linkage with SMARTFIRE
  • Direct coupling to CFD fire simulation software (EU/Fire-Exit)
  • Script function to clarify a journey of crews and passengers
  • Densely populated areas can be identified automatically.


SMARTFIRE

SMARTFIRE function
  • Intuitive CAD-like interface for the quick modeling of complicated shapes
  • Automated mesh generation for fire analysis
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) which enables quick setting of physical and numerical parameters and interactive monitoring of simulation process
  • Parallel processing function to reduce the calculation time dramatically
  • Semi-automated link to EXODUS, which can import complicated fire data to evacuation simulation.
  • Post processing visualization which allows quick access to the simulation result
  • Three radiation model options
  • Gaseous combustion models


SMARTFIRE research and development
  • FSEG has continual responsibility for the research and development of computational fire engineering. The research and development activity supports continual development of SMARTFIRE.
  • The Pre-Processing tools *can be linked to EXODUS
    The Scenario Designer can be used to facilitate importing 2D CAD building plans into the SMARTFIRE system. The GUI and the embedded Automated Meshing tool are coupled into a highly intuitive tool capable of creating highly complex modeling scenarios. Linkage to the EXODUS suite of evacuation models can also be specified.
  • The CFD engine
    The CFD Engine provides fully interactive control and solution monitoring including 2D slice visualizations, interactive 3D data visualizations and line graphs. A parallel CFD engine is also available to allow office based PCs to work together as a powerful computing resource.
  • The Post-Processing tools
    The post-processing can be performed using the CFD engine or for Virtual reality style graphics the Data Viewer can be used. The data viewer allows the easy production of VR style graphics and animations for effective client facing.
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UC-win/Road for EXODUS >>UC-win/Road
 

Evacuation analysis real time VR (Virtual Reality)


vrEXODUS

UC-win/Road

Animation player


Tunnel evacuation VR model 6th 3D VR Simulation Contest November 2007.
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Calculation method of evacuation time approved by Tokyo Fire Department ('11.03.29)
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Evacuation calculation method by evacuation analysis EXODUS

The following calculation method of evacuation time has been approved by Tokyo Fire Department by considering of preventive technique committee according to article 76 of the fire safety regulation as it is “equivalent method to fire evacuation simulation” according to the article 3.1 (3) of Guideline of calculation of estimated evacuation time (March 19, 2008).

(1) Name of evacuation calculation method
EXODUS (developed by Fire Safety Engineering Group, Greenwich University, UK)

(2) Conditions for the method

Item Design condition
Evacuee models body space
the center point of personal space
personal space
0.5m x 0.5m of square (called as "node")

The following node-arc model is used in EXODUS. The arcs connect each node, and evacuees move from node to other node via arcs.
A node is 0.5-m square, and the length of an arc is 0.5m between the center of nodes.
node (green square)
arc (red line)
Setting of evacuation route The potential is given to the exit nodes and the potential of the region is decided. Minimum route is set for the evacuation route so that the potential is reduced.

Potential of both exits are same

Potential of both exits are different
Walking speed (max. value)
/ Plane part
1.0m/s
Flow coefficient (max. value) 1.5 person/msec (width of 0.2 persons/msec)
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  EXODUS/SMARTFIRE Web Estimation Service
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"EXODUS/SMARTFIRE Web Estimation Service" is available (Japanese) as a part of EXODUS/SMARTFIRE analysis support services.
You can browse and see the results of web estimation as well as its itemized breakdown of evacuation model for building environment and SMART CFD system for fire modeling.

→https://www2.forum8.co.jp/EXODUS_estimate/

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  EXODUS related consultative service (our proposal) ('10.04.22)
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Research and application based on the method to study the effectiveness of fire protection (fire walkdown)

Services including the analysis of "fire walkdown" application cases and the simulation of "fire walkdown" and fire hazard.
Services are implemented jointly with the experienced overseas agencies in the area of "fire walkdown" and fire hazard simulation.

■Supported by:
FSEG : University of Greenwich, UK
HAI: Hughes Associates, U.S.A.

Research and analysis cases

(1) Streamlining and analysis of "fire walkdown"
  1. Streamlining fire hazard analysis (FHA) in Code of Federal Regulations
    • 1) 10CFR50.48
    • 2) 10CFR50 Appendix A GDC-3
    • 3) 10CFR50 Appendix R
    • 4) Regulatory Guide 1.189
  2. Streamlining and analysis of "fire walkdown" method
    • 5) NUREG/CR-6850
  3. Creating outlined "fire walkdown" document
  4. Detailed documentation of "fire walkdown" in 7 stages.
  5. Creating analysis document concerning the check points to implement "fire walkdown" domestically.
  6. Creating research document concerning "fire walkdown" procedure in the U.S.A.

(2) Analysis of "fire walkdown" real cases

  • Creating analysis document of "fire walkdown" procedure in the U.S.A.
  • Creating research document concerning the relation between fire walkdown and FHA

(3) Creating and applying guidelines at the time of fire walkdown

  • Creating research document of concerning the outline of guideline and the maintenance procedure
  • Analysis of case studies, examination of applicability and creation of report

HAI's example case in this field

case 1

Project name:
NFPA 805: Performance Based Standard for Fire Protection for Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants

Additional information:
Mr. E. Kleinsorg, who has supported the project is a committee member and a co-author of the code mentioned above.

Client:
National Fire Protection Association, NFPA
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NRC

case 2

Project name:
NEI 04-02:
Guidance for Implementing A Risk Informed, Performance-Based Fire Protection Program Under 10 CFR 50.48(c)

Additional information:
E. Kleinsorg, who collaborated the project, is the main author of the guidance above.

Client:
Nuclear Energy Institute, NEI
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  air EXODUS   Evacuation model for aviation environment
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The simulation using this program is provided as a our consultative service. Contact FORUM8 for more details.
  • Simulation for all types of aircrafts
  • Aircraft design, 90-second evacuation certification trial , Crew training, Evacuation planning, Accident investigation

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Developed by:
Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG) of the University of Greenwich, UK (http://fseg.gre.ac.uk/)

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