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Upcoming events

    • March 15, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Please join us Friday, March 15th, 2024 for the Virtual meeting.

    12 - 13 presentation and Q/A


    Presentation Outline

    Ventus is designed to provide a pressurization simulation for smoke control analysis. The simulation is performed by CONTAM, an open-source application maintained and developed by NIST.

    Like PyroSim and FDS, Ventus provides a premium user experience for industry leading simulation software. By utilizing our expertise in delivering 3D modeling applications for fire protection eningeering, Ventus will exceed the demands of CONTAM users who want to accelerate their smoke control projects.

    1. Ventus allows users to build 3D models of pressure zones based on actual building geometry.
    2. Ventus manages multi-variable scenarios for simplified batch CONTAM simulation and analysis.
    3. Ventus tabulates results data for multiple scenarios into digestible CSV data and 3D visuals.

     Bryan Klein

    Bryan Klein is the product manager at Thunderhead Engineering Consultants, Inc.  He provides technical supports and training services for the company and develops contents and teaches various courses for SFPE. He is also a member of various Technical Committees with the SFPE Research Foundation.

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