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Brand Lofting in Large Fire Plumes.

Published

Author(s)

J P. Woycheese, P J. Pagni

Abstract

Urban/wildland intermix conflagrations occur when dry vegetative fuels of the wild areas combine with structural fuels from houses to product a combustible environment that, once ignited, easily becomes uncontrollable. The dominant mechanism for propagation of these fires is the copious fire brands these fuels produce. This research is a first step in the development of a modular model for fire growth in the urban/wildland intermix. The goal is to predict the area that is at risk from brand-induced fire spread during a large conflagration. Our work expands that performed by Tarifa, et al., substituting a more realistic plume velocity field based on the Baum and McCaffrey plume model for the constant plume velocity assumed there.
Proceedings Title
National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts
Conference Dates
October 28-31, 1996
Conference Location
Gaithersburg, MD

Keywords

fire research, fire science, fire plumes, urban fires, fire spread, fire brands

Citation

Woycheese, J. and Pagni, P. (1996), Brand Lofting in Large Fire Plumes., National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=916803 (Accessed April 16, 2024)
Created October 28, 1996, Updated February 17, 2017