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


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.
Effective start/end date1/11/0130/09/04


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