To deliver our fire safety engineering design service and to achieve cost effective design solutions for our Clients, we endeavour to successfully apply the latest available design software and our personnel have the skills and experience necessary to apply these core fire engineering tools:
STRUCTURAL FIRE ENGINEERING:
Membrane action at
the fire limit state
MJP has the expertise to undertake structural fire engineering assessments in order to determine the inherent fire resistance offered by a structure, allowing significant reduction in the costs of applied fire protection, whilst continuing to achieve compliance with Part B of the Building Regulations. Part of the design suite includes the Vulcan finite element package as developed by the
COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS:
FDS -sloping thermal flue vertical fire spread
Our Directors have extensive experience in the practical application of computational fluid dynamic modelling packages such as Fire Dynamic Simulator as developed by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. Such smoke and heat modelling techniques allows an assessment of the tenability conditions of complex facilities thereby enabling a more accurate determination of the mechanical/natural ventilation requirements to be made compared with that proposed by the prescriptive codes - with potentially significant savings for the client. In addition MJP has developed a comprehensive and fully validated suite of In-House software to undertake conventional smoke & heat calculations for the steady state and growing / filling conditions in accordance with BRE Design Guide368.
MJP has full command of evacuation modelling packages such as STEPS & Simulex, which allow the simulation of complex crowd movement scenarios. These packages can also be used in time line assessments where the required escape time is compared with that of the available escape time. Such assessments are very useful for resolving non code compliant means of escape arrangements.
Structural, Fire & Smoke and evacuation Modelling Software Capabilities include:
§ VULCAN Structural Fire Engineering Software
§ FDS / SMOKEVIEW (NIST US) / PyroSim (Thunderhead): Computational fluid dynamics software
§ FPETOOL (NIST US): Suite of fire engineering programs.
§ ASKFRS (BRE UK): Suite of fire engineering programs.
§ BRANZFIRE (BRANZ NZ): Multi-room zone model
§ FIRECALC (CSIRO Australia): Suite of fire engineering programs.
§ FASTLITE (NIST US): Engineering software for estimating fire growth and smoke (multi-room).
§ CFAST (NIST US): Multi-room fire growth and smoke movement model
§ DETACT (NIST US): Fire detector / sprinkler activation model.
§ HAZARD (NIST US): Multi-room smoke transport and evacuation model
§ In-house Fire Safety Engineering software.
§ SIMULEX (IES UK): Evacuation modelling software.
§ HAZARD (NIST US): Multi-room smoke transport and evacuation model.
§ STEPS (Mott MacDonald)