Graphical User Interface for Fire Modeling Codes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-5903
Agency Tracking Number: F061-121-1812
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-121
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
REACTION ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL
77 West 200 South, Suite 210, Salt Lake City, UT, 84101
DUNS: 612498220
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Swensen
 Manager, Computational Technologies
 (801) 364-6925
 swensen@reaction-eng.com
Business Contact
 Michael Bockelie
Title: Executive Vice President
Phone: (801) 364-6925
Email: bockelie@reaction-eng.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will evaluate the merit and feasibility of developing a graphical user interface (GUI) for major existing fire modeling codes. Fire modeling is used to evaluate fire spread and damage for a wide variety of applications of interest to private industry and the United States Air Force (USAF). Currently, most of these codes are difficult to use and require advanced training before they can be used successfully. Successful implementation of the proposed GUI would provide for significantly improved usability by fire research and fire protection engineering personnel. The GUI would support a wide variety of fire codes, ranging from simple zonal models to complex 3D CFD-based models. The capabilities of the GUI would include fire scenario development, model execution control and monitoring and multi-level post-processing, including advanced visualization. The GUI would support multiple computer platforms, and would provide capabilities for remote execution of the core fire models.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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