Intro to CFD Simulation of Fires using FDS

Level 1


This course will provide a practical hands-on introduction to the use of the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) and a brief introduction to some of the underlying concepts upon which the simulations methods are based, both their strengths and weaknesses.

The concepts of creating FDS input scripts will be introduced together with an appreciation of the commercial GUI, Pyrosim. The course will also include examples from an industry and regulatory perspective.

This course will provide:

  • Day 1: An Introduction to CFD; Introduction to FDS, Introduction to the Use of FDS; Hands on
  • Day 2: An Introduction to CFD Modelling of Fires, Introduction to use of PyroSim; Hands on

Who should do this course?

The course assumes no previous knowledge of either FDS or Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and will be of interest to those who wish to gain a practical introduction to the use of FDS and CFD simulation, such as building standards officers, those in enforcement agencies such as fire service and others in built environment private practice. The level of knowledge will provide the delegate with the ability to have an overview of the functionality and applicability of FDS for modelling of fires.

Date: 17- 18 July 2017
CPD certificate: A Glasgow Caledonian University CPD certificate for 14 hours over 2 days
Price: £600 per person.
Location: GCU London, 40-48 Fashion Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6PX
Payment: You will be invoiced for the course fees after booking
For further information or to book: To book a place, please email

OPTIONAL: Tutorial Day CFD Simulation using FDS


This day will be an individual work-based hands-on tutorial day. A walk-through example will be provided or delegates may alternatively choose to work on a model of their own.

Tutors will be available throughout the day to provide assistance tailored to the areas that arise as the delegates work through their models.

Who should do this course?

This would be advantageous for delegates wishing to consolidate knowledge from level 1 or who wish to refresh their knowledge prior to level 2.

Date: 19 July 2017
Price: £300 per person, payment by invoice only. Note: This must be taken in conjunction with a level 1 or level 2 course and cannot be taken in isolation.