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Title: Differences in simulated fire spread over Askervein Hill using two advanced wind models and a traditional uniform wind field

Author: Forthofer, Jason; Butler, Bret

Date: 2007

Source: In: Butler, Bret W.; Cook, Wayne, comps. The fire environment--innovations, management, and policy; conference proceedings. 26-30 March 2007; Destin, FL. Proceedings RMRS-P-46CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. CD-ROM. p. 123-127

Publication Series: Proceedings (P)

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Description: A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model and a mass-consistent model were used to simulate winds on simulated fire spread over a simple, low hill. The results suggest that the CFD wind field could significantly change simulated fire spread compared to traditional uniform winds. The CFD fire spread case may match reality better because the winds used in the fire simulation were more accurate.

Keywords: wildland fire management, simulated fire spread, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model

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Forthofer, Jason; Butler, Bret 2007. Differences in simulated fire spread over Askervein Hill using two advanced wind models and a traditional uniform wind field. In: Butler, Bret W.; Cook, Wayne, comps. The fire environment--innovations, management, and policy; conference proceedings. 26-30 March 2007; Destin, FL. Proceedings RMRS-P-46CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. CD-ROM. p. 123-127

 


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