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Vytenis Babrauskas - Engineering design and analysis using computer models:How well is it done?

Fire modeling has now more than three decades worth of development. Apart from its use in universities, the primary uses have been for design and for fire investigation purposes. The present status, however, in these two application areas is very different. It is shown that, after an early start, application of advanced fire modeling towards design purposes is currently very limited. Furthermore, it is not realistic that an upswing might be expected in the short term. By contrast, fire modeling use is growing extremely rapidly in the fire investigation area. The limitation there is that, while the work done at governmental laboratories and national institutes invariably has been of high quality, the record in the private sector is spotty. Furthermore, it is of concern that the trend towards making the fire models more versatile, user-friendly, and graphically-realistic is actually encouraging misuses of the models. This presentation will assess the current shortcomings of fire modelling in fire investigation and possible solutions to this dilemma.


 

Event: 

Re-Inaugural Chapter Meeting: The Future of Fire - Sustainability and Fire Performance of Wood Structures

The Executive of SFPE has met and wishes to reinvigorate Chapter 30 which at one time was one of the most prominent in North America. A substantial fund has been accumulated that will enable a re-inaugural meeting to be held with a complimentary dinner for all those in attendance. The maximum attendance will be 40 persons.  SFPE national members, chapter members and potential members/guests are invited.

Date: June 6th 2012

Place:

Delta Hotel, Ballroom, 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby, BC

Time:

Registration and no host bar 5:30pm; dinner at 6:00pm, presentation starts 7:15 pm approx.

Dinner:

Free buffet dinner with a max admission of 40 persons

Speaker:

John Ivison

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