FireGUI: A Software Tool for Predicting Fire and Smoke Spread on Ships
Henley, G., Haupt, T., Parihar, B., & Williams, F. W. (2008). FireGUI: A Software Tool for Predicting Fire and Smoke Spread on Ships. Biloxi, MS: American Society of Naval Engineers.
The ability to quickly and accurately predict fire and smoke (or other airborne particles) spread in a vessel can be critical to enable the vessel to continue its mission. A fire, whether initiated by enemy, terrorist, or other accidental cause, may hinder or totally disable the vessel if not contained quickly and efficiently.
The software presented in this paper focuses on predicting and visualizing fire spread faster than real-time to assist fire control personnel in firefighting efforts. It can also be used as a training tool for firefighters to study "what if" scenarios, or used by a ship designer to study design alternatives.