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Simulation of forest fires based on a two-dimensional three-phase model

Author(s): Andrey A. Kuleshov, Elena E. Myshetskaya, Sergey E. Yakush
Year Published: 2019

A two-dimensional three-phase mathematical model of forest fires constructed by the method of averaging over the height of the forest fuel layer is considered. The gas phase in the model is described by gas dynamics equations with the k − ε turbulence model and the eddy breakup model to describe the rate of turbulent combustion and the rate of heat generation; the solid phase is described by a system of evolution equations for the change in the volume fractions of forest fuel and solid products of their pyrolysis with kinetic formulas for the rates of chemical reactions; and the disperse phase is described by the transfer equations for the mass and energy of solid burning particles in the wind field above the forest fuel layer. For the numerical implementation of the proposed model, a parallel software package is created. The results of calculations of the forest fire propagation with consideration of the basic physical-chemical processes and mechanisms typical of the real forest wildfire propagation are presented.

Citation: Kuleshov, Andrey A.; Myshetskaya, Elena E.; Yakush, Sergey E. 2019. Simulation of forest fires based on a two-dimensional three-phase model. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 1336(1):012002.
Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Simulation Modeling
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 20458
FRAMES RCS number: 59057
Record updated: Dec 16, 2019