Maritime Fire and Escape Simulation Analysis

How would one of your vessels or proposed vessels respond in the event of a fire? How would passengers and crew be able to escape? 

Discover the answers to these crucial questions and more with Brookes Bell’s fire and escape simulation analysis service.

We use the latest simulation tools to evaluate fire hazards or to support forensic investigations.

Using both generic simulation packages like ANSYS FLUENT, or fire-specific software such as Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS), we can simulate fire scenarios to determine the rate or propagation of fire/smoke hazards throughout a vessel’s compartmentation.

With these capabilities we are able to assess:

  • The impact of fire and smoke on the structural integrity of affected compartments
  • The effectiveness of passive fire-protection and active fire-fighting systems
  • The impact of heat fluxes and smoke hazards on exposed crew and passengers.


ANSYS FLUENT is a general purpose computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software package which is used to determine the gaseous flow in complex geometries. This is useful when considering ventilation arrangements in a vessel.

What is our fire dynamics simulator (FDS)?

Fire dynamics simulator is a CFD code specifically developed for fire-driven fluid flow. FDS has been developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA) for analysis of low-speed, thermally-driven flow, with an emphasis on smoke and heat transport from fires.

Want to know more about Brookes Bell’s maritime fire and escape simulation analysis capabilities? Then contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation

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