Numerical Modelling of Fire Spread in Landscapes

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Moinuddin, Khalid ORCID: 0000-0002-1831-6754, Prasannan, Kailas, Lalunio, Rodolfo and Thorpe, Graham (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, Thomas, Ian R and Kennedy, Eric M, eds. Asia-Oceania Association for Fire Science and Technology, Melbourne.


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
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0103 Numerical and Computational Mathematics
Historical > FOR Classification > 0502 Environmental Science and Management
Historical > SEO Classification > 8702 Construction Design
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE)
Keywords ResPubID19660, fire safety, computer models, wildland fire, WFDS, CFD modelling, bushfires, fire spread
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