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Large Outdoor Fire Modeling Workshop

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is undertaking Structural Engineering Research for Reducing Risks Due to Earthquakes and Other Extreme Hazards. Post-earthquake fires and wildland fires currently represent risks due to these hazards. NIST is conducting a workshop to help identify measurement needs to inform future research activities in the area of Large Outdoor Fire Modeling.  There is a particular need to identify and understand the measurement needs for implementation of technical solutions for such fires, which shall be achieved through greater use of existing technologies, development and deployment of emerging technologies, and use of fire protection design.

The intended audience comprises experts in the fire science, wildland fire modeling, atmospheric modeling, and high-performance computing communities.

The workshop agenda is expected to include the following discussion items:

  • high-performance computing applied to outdoor fire modeling,
  • incorporating micro- and macro-scale weather data into outdoor fire models,
  • incorporating topography and terrain features into outdoor fire models,
  • improving models for ember generation, lofting, and spot fire ignition,
  • modeling wind­-driven fire spread,
  • modeling large-scale prescribed burn experiments, and
  • modeling wind-tunnel experiments.

 

Monday, March 18

8:30am

Arrival

9:00am 

Welcome

9:15-9:45am 

Plenary 1: Chris Lautenberger, Reax Engineering

10:00-10:30am 

Plenary 2: Janice Coen, National Center for Atmospheric Research

10:45am 

Plenary 3: Rod Linn, Los Alamos National Laboratory

11:30am-12:30pm

Lunch

12:30pm

Breakout Session1: Defining the need for Operational Models, Forensic Reconstruction, Community Planning, Prescribed Burns, Planning Fire Experiments (Operational, Forensic, Planning)

2:00pm  

Coffee break

2:30pm

Breakout Session 1: Reporting

3:00pm

Breakout Session 2: Identifying gaps (Operational, Forensic, Planning)

4:45pm

Reconvene

5:00pm

Adjourn

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Tuesday, March 19

8:30am

Arrival

9:00am 

Welcome

9:15am

Breakout Session 2: Reporting

10:00am

Coffee break

10:15am

Breakout Session 3: Steps to address the problem (Operational/Forensic/Planning)

12:30pm-1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm

Breakout Session 3: Reporting

2:30pm

Wrap-up

3:00pm

Adjourn

 

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$119/night plus tax (Group Code: NCM2)

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If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. 

*New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. As of Monday, January 30, 2017, Federal agencies will be prohibited from accepting driver’s licenses and identification cards from the following states for accessing federal facilities: Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana and Washington. For further details, please visit: https://www.nist.gov/about-nist/visit/campus-access-and-security

Acceptable Photo Identification:
For Non-US Citizens: Valid passport for photo identification
For US Permanent Residents: Permanent Resident/Green card for photo identification

Created October 23, 2018, Updated March 11, 2019