EU - Virtualfires - Virtual Real Time Emergency Simulator

  • Beer, Gernot (Co-Investigator (CoI))
  • Reichl, Thomas, (Co-Investigator (CoI))
  • Lenz, Gunther, (Co-Investigator (CoI))
  • Kavelar, Eva (Co-Investigator (CoI))

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

The project VIRTUALFIRES is being funded by the European Commission and involves eight partners from five European countries. The aim of the project is to develop a simulator that allows to train fire fighters in the efficient mitigation of fires in a tunnel, using a computer generated virtual environment. This will be a cheap and environmentally friendly alternative to real fire fighting exercises involving burning fuel in a disused tunnel. The simulator can also be used to test the fire safety of a tunnel and the influence of mitigating measures (ventilation, fire suppression etc.) on its fire safety level.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/11/0130/09/04