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Xeluxe fire consultancy has a team of highly experienced professionals for providing expert fire modeling services in UAE & Saudi Arabia. Building and fire codes require construction and fire safety features based on a one-size-fits-all approach. While traditional code compliance may be acceptable for many buildings. For unique, complex and state-of-the-art projects the codes often limit design flexibility. It can hinder the architectural design intent.
Likewise, full compliance with the codes is not always practical or appropriate. For example, renovation and reuse of existing buildings, historic structures, or buildings where property protection is critical such as museums, libraries, and data centers. For these applications, we often require performance-based designs to demonstrate compliance with the intent of the codes.
Furthermore, performance-based design is used in situations where prescriptive codes do not adequately address or meet the design needs of the facility. It differs from prescriptive design in that designers can use alternative solutions as long as they meet the stated goal of the performance-based code.
In addition, fire is an unpredictable phenomenon. Using our real-world experience in fire modelling and other analytical tools; XELUXE can provide solutions and enhancements to prescriptive-based codes for most buildings or facilities.
Performance-based Fire and smoke modeling offers a way to verify and evaluate the effectiveness of smoke control and management systems in buildings, which includes large enclosures such as atriums, auditoriums, basement car parking, etc. It also verifies and evaluate fire and smoke spread inside a building.
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools changed the engineering design and optimization with faster processors and better numerical approaches. It minimizes expensive experimentation and offer cost-effective solutions with quick response times.
Presently, CFD tool is capable of studying fundamental fire dynamics and combustion. It aims at solving practical fire problems in fire protection engineering. CFD-based fire modelling is widely used to study a wide range of applications. It is based on mathematical representations of fire dynamics and chemistry in a form that can be solved using computers.
With a focus on smoke production and heat transmission from fires, a three-dimensional, Cartesian grid can numerically solve a variant of the Navier-Strokes equations. The variant of the Navier-Stokes equations are suitable for low-speed, thermally driven flows. For length scales that are not explicitly resolved on the numerical grid, turbulence is modelled using the Large Eddy Simulation (LES) method. When repetitive testing becomes expensive, computer simulations of fire scenarios can be far more helpful.
Additionally, performance-based codes permit innovative designs. They provide a greater design flexibility to the designer/consultant as long as the fire safety objectives meet the performance requirements of the corresponding standards. The standards includes the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice, NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, and NFPA 92 Standard for Smoke Control Systems etc. Fire and smoke modelling also benefits designing alternate solutions.
Engineering analysis, validation studies, and CFD studies are used by the CFD specialists at Xeluxe to show compliance to clients and building authorities. Our team of engineers with expertise in fire safety and building codes is well-versed in the application of fire engineering principles, computational fluid dynamics, smoke control and management principles, and life and fire safety principles.
We also provide high quality fire modeling services in middle east. Additionally, our professionals have extensive experience using a variety of cutting-edge fire and smoke simulation software to offer alternatives to the solutions that are specified as permissible in the Building Codes.
To assess the consequences and effects of imminent fires and smoke on different building designs, Xeluxe uses sophisticated CFD modelling software’s such as FDS, CONTAM, ANSYS FLUENT, OPENFOAM, FIRE FOAM, etc. We can precisely predict a fire’s development, the production of smoke, and the dispersion of smoke into a building, atrium, or other occupied place using CFD analysis.
Software for evacuation modelling allows the use of fire and smoke modelling together with predicted egress times. It shows how safe a building’s design is for its occupants as these studies are transient in nature.
Engineers can optimize the required smoke extraction system or pressurization system and recommend the smoke control system in the building by performing the various smoke modeling iterations.
The findings of the study can be given as a 3D color output of the building. It graphically displays the impacts of a fire, including temperature, smoke spread, and visibility. It also shows tenability criterions achieved as per the fire and life safety building codes and standards. The output can be displayed as either individual figures over time or as an animation sequence.
At Xeluxe, highly experienced professionals perform the CFD analysis of the effects of smoke and fire on interior spaces. We also perform the evaluations of tenability, calculates the egress time during a fire. Our team optimizes the smoke management system size and ensures Code compliance so as to provide complete fire modeling services in KSA & UAE.
It is important to design buildings so that it allow people to move freely under normal conditions. Also, evacuate rapidly in emergency conditions. Utilizing simulation to optimize people flow can result in an enhanced environment. It provides a more effective fire safety strategy in busy and large spaces.
The tragic events of September 11th, 2001 demonstrated how a combination of an initial impact and a serious fire may result in a structural collapse. However, a detailed investigation of the structural behavior of high-rise buildings subject to such events facilitates a better understanding of the principal cause of the ultimate structural collapse and the most effective forms of mitigation. Prediction of structural response to a combined action of both severe fire and local failure as a result of an extreme event.
One can conduct Smoke modelling through the use of mathematical modelling software. It has the capability to simulate and measure the growth of smoke hazards and suppressions. XELUXE gains valuable information by utilizing this technology to analyze smoke development and movement. Our team uses these findings to develop appropriate methods to minimize fire and life safety risks.