Virtual lab support strategic development of systems and applications with numerical models

The main goal of the Virtual Lab at Promat Research & Technology Centre is to support strategic development of systems and applications with numerical models. With these numerical models we can provide technical support to the local Promat companies towards specific sales projects. Sharing knowledge is always been a very important part of our focus. Therefore we provide seminars and presentations to those interested through the Promat Academy Program. A direct result from our research is our involvement in relevant standardisation committees and working groups. 

Our main research areas are:

  • Passive Fire Protection
  • High Temperature Insulation
  • Fire Safety Engineering
  • Acoustics

The Virtual Lab makes use of several kinds of software to mimic fire situations.

  • Commercial modelling software:
    • COMSOL® Multiphysics
    • TNO DIANA®
    • SAFIR®
    • SolidWorks® Premium
    • ESI VA One
  • Freely available software tools:
    • Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS)
    • CFAST
    • Ozone
    • Code_Aster – Code_Saturne – Syrthes (EDF)
    • ArcelorMittal software tools related to the EC design codes

Example: temperature and smoke modelling in car parks and offices.

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