Maryam Ghodrat, Farshad Shakeriaski, Sayyed Aboozar Fanaee, Albert Simeoni
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Simulation Modeling

NRFSN number: 25269
Record updated: February 3, 2023

Wildfires are complex phenomena, both in time and space, in ecosystems. The ability to understand wildfire dynamics and to predict the behaviour of the propagating fire is essential and at the same time a challenging practice. A common approach to investigate and predict such phenomena is making the most of power of numerical models and simulators. Improved and more accurate methods for simulating fire dynamics are indispensable to managing suppression plans and controlled burns, decreasing the fuel load and having a better assessment of wildfire risk mitigation methodologies. This paper is focused on the investigation of existing simulator models applicable in predicting wildfire spread and wind fire interaction. The available software packages are outlined with their broad range of applications in fire dynamic modeling. Significance of each work and associated shortcomings are critically reviewed. Finally, advanced simulations and designs, accurate assumptions, and considerations for improving the numerical simulations, existing knowledge gaps in scientific research and suggestions to achieve more efficient developments in this area are revisited.


Ghodrat M, Shakeriaski F, Fanaee SA, and Simeoni A. 2023. Software-Based Simulations of Wildfire Spread and Wind-Fire Interaction. Fire 6(1) article 12.

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