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Existing Improvements in Simulation of Fire–Wind Interaction and Its Effects on Structures

Author(s): Maryam Ghodrat, Farshad Shakeriaski, David James Nelson, Albert Simeoni
Year Published: 2021

This work provides a detailed overview of existing investigations into the fire–wind interaction phenomena. Specifically, it considers: the fanning effect of wind, wind direction and slope angle, and the impact of wind on fire modelling, and the relevant analysis (numerical and experimental) techniques are evaluated. Recently, the impact of fire on buildings has been widely analysed. Most studies paid attention to fire damage evaluation of structures as well as structure fire safety engineering, while the disturbance interactions that influence structures have been neglected in prior studies and must be analysed in greater detail. In this review article, evidence regarding the fire–wind interaction is discussed. The effect of a fire transitioning from a wildfire to a wildland–urban interface (WUI) is also investigated, with a focus on the impact of the resulting fire–wind phenomenon on high- and low-rise buildings.

Citation: Ghodrat M, Shakeriaski F, Nelson DJ, and Simeoni A. 2021. Existing Improvements in Simulation of Fire–Wind Interaction and Its Effects on Structures. Fire 4(2), 27. https://doi.org/10.3390/fire4020027
Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Simulation Modeling, Weather, Wildland Urban Interface
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 23100
Record updated: May 10, 2021