The eruptive propagation of a fire is a particular behaviour characterized by a sudden increase in the rate of spread and intensity without any change in the external driving forces such as wind velocity and ambient temperature, vegetation type and moisture content. It is, therefore, a local or internal dynamic connected with the terrain configuration and the ignition position that regulates fire spreading and causes its acceleration. This phenomenon is particularly evident and common in canyons. This work aims to study the effect ignition position on the fire propagation in a canyon by means of a physically-based computational code. The code WFDS was shown to be effective to describe the fire behaviour throughout such a terrain configuration.

Fire behaviour in canyons due to symmetric and asymmetric ignitions

MALANGONE, LUCA;RUSSO, Paola;VACCARO, Salvatore;
2012

Abstract

The eruptive propagation of a fire is a particular behaviour characterized by a sudden increase in the rate of spread and intensity without any change in the external driving forces such as wind velocity and ambient temperature, vegetation type and moisture content. It is, therefore, a local or internal dynamic connected with the terrain configuration and the ignition position that regulates fire spreading and causes its acceleration. This phenomenon is particularly evident and common in canyons. This work aims to study the effect ignition position on the fire propagation in a canyon by means of a physically-based computational code. The code WFDS was shown to be effective to describe the fire behaviour throughout such a terrain configuration.
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