Parsons Brinckerhoff is one of the world's leading planning, engineering, and
program and construction management organizations.
PB is among the oldest continuously operating engineering firms in the world
and they strive to maintain the culture and qualities established by their
founder over 119 years ago.
SOLVENT is a Computational Fluid Dynamics tool for the simulation of fluid
flow, heat transfer and smoke transport in tunnels. SOLVENT was developed
specifically for tunnel ventilation applications during Phase IV of the Memorial
Tunnel Fire Ventilation Test Program. SOLVENT has undergone extensive
validation using the Memorial Tunnel fire tests
The Memorial Tunnel Fire Ventilation Test Program (MTFVTP) consisted of a
series of full-scale fire tests conducted in an abandoned road tunnel. Various
tunnel ventilation systems and configurations of such systems were operated
to evaluate their respective smoke and temperature management capabilities.
These tests generated a significant database relevant to the design and
operation of road tunnel ventilation systems under fire emergency conditions.

Tunnel Fires - Testing to Evaluate Ventilation Systems (MTFVTP)
The Subway Environment Simulation (SES) Computer Program and Subway
Environmental Design Handbook were developed in the early 1970's under
sponsorship of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (former name
of the Federal Transit Administration) to assist in the planning, design, and
construction of subway ventilation systems.
Tunnels & Tunnelling International is and has been the leading monthly
magazine for the tunnelling industry, since its launch in 1969. Our web site
offers you the opportunity to view the latest issues online, as well as a host of
other features, including live news, job opportunities and a fully search able
FIT is a European Thematic Network on Fire in Tunnels. FIT provides a
European platform for dissemination and information of up-to-date
knowledge and research on Fire & Tunnels. FIT represents 33 members
from 12 European Countries.

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