Smoke Distribution in Case of Fire
The animation summarizes the results of an investigation dedicated to predict the time people would have to evacuate
a multi-story building in case of fire.
Assuming that the flames start in a room at a lower floor, the atrium is filled fairly quickly with smoke. The smoke
concentration in the vicinity of the balconies is higher than 10%.
The time during which the escape routes remain free of such high concentration was predicted to be long
enough to ensure a reasonable evacuation time.
Courtesy of Heliograph Ingenieur Gesellschaft für Rationelle Energieverwendung mbH.