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Numerical Modelling of Fire Spread in Landscapes

Moinuddin, Khalid A. M and Prasannan, Kailas and Lalunio, Rodolfo and Thorpe, Graham R (2010) Numerical Modelling of Fire Spread in Landscapes. In: Papers and posters accepted for presentation: 8th Asia-Oceania Symposium for Fire Science and Technology. Dlugogorski, Bogdan Z and Thomas, Ian R and Kennedy, Eric M, eds. Asia-Oceania Association for Fire Science and Technology, Melbourne.

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Abstract

The Wildland Urban Interface Fire Dynamics Simulator (WFDS) is a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) based fire model developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to simulate fire spread in landscapes. This paper presents a systematic study of grid sensitivity for two sets of cases, using a supercomputer. The first set of experiments involved ignition of Douglas fir trees within a controlled environment and studying the growth and development of this fire. The second set involved an Australian grassland experiment conducted on a s200 m x 200 m plot with a 5 m/s wind. Symposium held in Melbourne, December 2010. Organised by Victoria University’s Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID19660, fire safety, computer models, wildland fire, WFDS, CFD modelling, bushfires, fire spread
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0103 Numerical and Computational Mathematics
FOR Classification > 0502 Environmental Science and Management
SEO Classification > 8702 Construction Design
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE)
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2013 06:31
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 04:17
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/10197
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